Botanic Gardens of South Australia

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Australia - South Australia - Adelaide

Institution Code: AD

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Botanic Gardens of South Australia
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. Lucy A. Sutherland
    Curator's Name: John Sandham
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Stephen Kingdon

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1855
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Total Area: 51 Hectares
    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: Yes
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes

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
  • ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Education: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No