Adelaide Botanic Garden

This 125 acre park is at the northeast corner of Adelaide's city centre and is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather that Adelaide receives.  Adelaide Botanic Garden was established in 1854, and was part of Colonel William Light's original lab for the city of Adelaide. The design of the gardens was influenced by the gardens at Versailles, France and the Royal Gardens at Kew, England. 

There are many displays of international and native horticulture, and the gardens have one of the only propagated Wollemi Pine trees in the world. Another tourist attraction in the National Rose Trial Garden, the first of it's kind that tests different roses for their suitability and growth potential in Australian climates.

As part of the celebration of the Australian Bicentenary a conservatory was opened in 1989 by local architect Guy maroon and has won various awards for architecture, engineering and landscaping, the locals often call the conservatory "The Pastry" because of it's resemblance to a stuffed pastry.  Explore the park and take time to enjoy the Palm House, Amazon Waterlily Pavilion, Santos Museum of Economic Botany and the Australian Native Garden.