Mount Lofty Gardens

Established in 1977 the crescent-shaped Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is situated on 97 hectares on the eastern slopes of Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills.

The cooler, wetter location suits plants from temperate climates which are difficult to grow on the Adelaide Plains.

Amongst the native Australian flora there are tree ferns, as well as exotic cultivated plants from cool climates including Rhododendron and Magnolia and the National Species Rose Collection. The Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, together with the Adelaide and Wittunga Botanic Gardens, comprise the three Botanic Gardens of Adelaide.

We recommend a stroll followed by a good book, a rug, some local produce and a hat.