Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens

Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens

Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens

The parks and gardens of Adelaide are a delight to visit. We have, over the years, visited quite a number of them. One of our favourites would have to be the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens. These gardens are under the care of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens which are right next to the CBD in Adelaide. The Mt Lofty section is in the wonderful Adelaide Hills, about a half hour very pleasant drive from the CBD.

Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens

Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens

Steep Climb

The gardens have been established on the sides of Mt Lofty, the highest mountain near our state capital, Adelaide. There are two car parks, one at the top and another at the bottom. So the less fit will arrange to go with friends, leave one car at the lower level, drive to the top in the other car and walk down to the lower level. One then only has to walk downhill before repeating the process with the car shuffle in the reverse order.


Over coming days I plan to post more photos taken in these beautiful gardens.

Related articles:



5 Responses to “Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens”

  1. Keshab C.Pradhan says:

    Dear John,
    The Forest Department in the Govt. of Sikkim is planning to hold a week long Sikkim International Rhododendron Show cum Festival in the first half of May 2009. I wonder if you would be able to organize a group to bring along from Australia. You will have access to all the rhododenrons growing areas in the Sikkim Himlayas besides viewing the displays of trusses gathered from most inaccessible places.
    Hope all is well with you and Ralph in Tasmania

  2. Trevor says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog Keshab, and for leaving some comments. Sikkim is one place I would like to visit someday but next year will not be convenient.

  3. Keshab C.Pradhan says:

    Dear Rhododendron Friends,
    Sikkim-International Rhododendron Festival is now being held from April 25 to May 21, 2010. The inaugural ceremony will be held on April 25 in Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary, home of around 24 secies, located in Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim spread over 43 square km. We are keen rhodo enthusiasts join us from Australia and New Zealand. This is the first time rhodo festival in such a grand manner, sponsored by the Government and organized by the departments of Forests and Tourism , is being held in the Himalayan region. Contact for details. Happy New Year.
    Keshab C.Pradhan
    JD Hooker Chapter,Sikkim,ARS
    Gangtok, SIKKIMJ, India

  4. […] Cockatoos are very common in the Adelaide Hills and the Adelaide metropolitan area but I’ve never recorded them here in Murray Bridge. The […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *