Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Nestled under the lip of Mount Lofty Summit, in a suburb of the Adelaide Hills called Piccadilly, is one of the three South Australian Botanic Gardens.

There is ample parking and signage, with large and portable maps available at the gate.

There’s a variety of paths, from flat, bitumised trails to steep, beaten dirt and you usually have a clear choice so that you don’t get into trouble. It is definitely suitable for wheelchairs or those with assisted ambulance.

So many choices of views are possible and at this time of the year, some trees with colourful foliage could lure you that way, or walls of flowers.

And if you need a rest, or rest stop, there are toilets, and benches a-plenty.

While ducks are plentiful on the ground, they are also found high in the trees and you won’t have any trouble spotting a kangaroo or colourful bird.

Streams and flowers, fossils, structures and sculptures.

Come and visit for yourself. I’m sure you’ll find something of interest. It is suitable for families, groups, couples and singles and can be accessed from Adelaide City, but is easiest by car.

Take a coat and hat in winter and a hat and water in summer.


  1. Lovely photos and colours. It looks like a beautiful place to spend some time. During the recent bushfires, the secret location of the Wollemi Pines in NSW was specifically guarded by firemen and survived.


    1. That’s incredible. I didn’t know. I thought it was pretty amazing that NSW had shared seeds or seedlings with us after it was discovered. I guess they were interested in where it might survive.


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