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What to See at the Adelaide Botanic Garden

From the unobtrusive obelisk marking the grave of its original director George Francis’ pet monkey, to the giant Moreton Bay figs planted by its second director, Dr. Richard Schomburgk, in 1866; and from its magnificently restored 1875 Victorian Palm House to the 126,900 cubic metre Bicentennial Conservatory opened in 1988, the Adelaide Botanic Garden’s remarkable range of attractions has made it the city’s most popular scientific and cultural draw, with over 1.3 million visitors each year.

An oasis in the center of Adelaide, bordering on the North Terrace, Hackney Road and the River Torrens, the Adelaide Botanic garden provides a noontime escape for office workers who use its lawns as settings for their packed lunches.

Sightseers can enjoy lunch at the Botanic Garden restaurant overlooking the main lake before setting out to wander along paths past the lotus-filled Nulumbo Pond, among the five thousand bushes in the International Rose Garden, or beneath the shade of the nearly century-old Wisteria Arbour.

Conservationists will marvel at the Bicentennial Conservatory’s collection of threatened plants from Australian, Indonesian, Pacific Island, and New Guinea rainforests, all kept happily humidified by an automated misting system. The leaded glass and elaborate ironwork of the Palm House shelter an extensive collection of plants from Madagascar, which in eons long past was, with Australia, a part of the supercontinent Gondwana.

Anyone having time can continue on to the new SA Water Mediterranean Garden, the focal point of which is a water rill built to capture the play of sunlight on the moving water. The Mediterranean Garden is modeled after Moorish gardens of the fourteenth century, and offers Adelaide’s home gardeners an education on how to create spectacular plantings with a minimal use of water.

The Museum of Economic Botany, the Herbarium, the Botanic Park, the Duck Pond, National Rose Trial Garden, and sculptures too numerous to count await those who have not yet had their fill!

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel Adelaide is situated within walking distance of both the irresistible foods at Adelaide Central Market and the idyllic charms of the Botanic Garden, making the idea of a picnic feast on its shady lawns hard to pass up!

Hotels near Botanic Garden Adelaide

86 hotels near Botanic Garden Adelaide

1 Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley

4 stars
4.2 / 5 239 reviews

65 Hindley Street Map

Providing sophisticated accommodations in central location, Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide On Hindley makes for an ideal base for discerning travellers in the South Australia capital. The boutique... More

2 The Playford Adelaide, A member of the MGallery Collection

5 stars
4.7 / 5 60 reviews

120 North Terrace Map

The Playford Adelaide, A member of the MGallery Collection welcomes travellers to a fusion of classical style, modern comfort and personalised service in heart of the city. This sophisticated... More

3 Crowne Plaza ADELAIDE

4 stars
4.5 / 5 36 reviews

16 HINDMARSH SQUARE Map

The Crowne Plaza Hotel Adelaide is located right at the centre of the city's busy business district within walking distance of Adelaide's many attractions including Adelaide Botanic Gardens and... More

4 Oaks Embassy Hotel Adelaide

4 stars
3.9 / 5 78 reviews

96 North Terrace Map

Oaks Embassy Hotel Adelaide offers chic and contemporary accommodations for discerning business and leisure travellers while in the heart of Adelaide. This hotel is ideally located near Adelaide... More

5 Miller Apartments Adelaide

4 stars
4.4 / 5 50 reviews

16 Hindley Street Map

Presenting quality accommodation and a range of convenient services, Miller Apartments Adelaide is an ideal choice for overnight or longer stays. It is within walking distance from Adelaide's main... More

6 Rendezvous Hotel Adelaide

5 stars
4.5 / 5 107 reviews

55 Waymouth Street Map

Rendezvous Hotel Adelaide welcomes discerning travellers with stylish accommodations and understated elegance in the heart of Adelaide. This sophisticated hotel offers close proximity to top local... More

7 Oaks Horizons Hotel Adelaide

4 stars
4.3 / 5 88 reviews

104 North Terrace Map

Oaks Horizons Hotel Adelaide greets sophisticated holidaymakers with elegantly furnished apartments nestled in a convenient city centre location. While in Adelaide, tourists can join events at... More

8 Majestic Roof Garden Hotel Adelaide (The)

4 stars
4.6 / 5 87 reviews

55 Frome Street Map

The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel Adelaide offers an excellent location to enjoy shopping at Rundle Street Market, Rundle Mall and Adelaide Central Market, which is located towards the west of... More

9 Hotel Richmond on Rundle Mall

4 stars
4.1 / 5 28 reviews

128 Rundle Mall Map

A1920s Art Deco retreat set in the heart of business and shopping district, Hotel Richmond on Rundle Mall makes for a convenient starting point for sophisticated travellers in Adelaide. While in... More

10 Adabco Boutique Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 26 reviews

223 Wakefield Street Map

Adabco Boutique Hotel Adelaide welcomes travellers to contemporary accommodations set in a historic Venetian Gothic-style building conveniently located near the heart of the city. The posh property... More