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Botanic Gardens of Adelaide

Australia - South Australia - Adelaide

Institution Code: AD

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

Main Address:
Botanic Gardens of Adelaide
North Terrace
Mailing: GPO Box 1047, Adelaide, SA 5001
South Australia 5000 Australia

Telephone: (+61 8) 8222 9311
Fax: (+61 8) 8222 9399
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Stephen Forbes, Director
    Curator's Name: John Sandham
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Stephen Kingdon

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: N
    Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
    Status: Municipal: N
    Status: Satellite: N
    Status: Trust: N
  • Date founded: 1855
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: N
  • Latitude: -34.918446
    Longitude: 138.611954
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Adelaide Botanic Garden Mt Lofty Botanic Garden Wittunga Botanic Garden

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
  • Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Y
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: N
    Disabled access: Y

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:40 % of collection is Australian flora. Orchidaceae, subtropical, warm temperate and arid plants, especially cacti and succulents, drought resistant and salt tolerant plants, plants of the Mediterranean and Western Pacific islands, Gondwanan flora, cycad

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Education: Y

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Y
    Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Courses for School Children: Y
    Courses for University/College Students: N
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