Wittunga Botanic Garden
The Wittunga Botanic Garden devotes 14 hectares to indigenous and non-indigenous collections. It is a popular place for family gatherings and lakeside picnics on the shady lawns.
Established by Edwin Ashby in 1902, Wittunga showcases an extensive collection of water wise plants from Australia and South Africa. In 1965 Wittunga was placed into the care of the Board of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and State Herbarium and in 1975 it was opened to the public.
There are brilliant displays of ericas and proteas in spring; plants from Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu Peninsula; a new grey box forest and a beautiful butterfly garden for all to enjoy.
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Wittunga Botanic Garden - Master Plan
The Botanic Gardens of Adelaide has developed a Master Plan for the Wittunga Botanic Garden (4.47mb pdf).
This Master Plan reviews the current structure and use of the Garden and provides direction for sustainable change that will improve accessibility and encourage greater use and appreciation of this unique resource. Central to the recommendations within the Master Plan is the need to practice and promote resilient use of climatically suitable plant species, water resources and natural materials.
The commissioning of this Master Plan responds to the aspirations of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and the broader community providing long-term planning for the future of the Garden. Realisation of key initiatives within the Master Plan will exemplify the cultural and environmental importance of Wittunga to the community.