What’s beautiful now?

  • Cactus and Succulent Garden

    Discover how plants from South America & Africa have evolved to deal with their harsh environments and the similarities between them.The Garden, which sits alongside the Palm House, features vibrant Aloes that flower in late winter/early spring. Read more

  • SA Water Mediterranean Garden

    See the clever strategies of water wise plants from the five Mediterranean zones of the world. The SA Water Mediterranean Garden highlights how careful plant selection and thoughtful garden design can be used to create stunning garden displays that use water wisely and well Read more

  • Economic Garden

    The Economic Garden demonstrates what a variety of fibres, oils, herbs and spices look like in their living plant form, before they’re harvested and processed into the many products we know and use today.

  • Mallee Section

    The Mallee Section has a series of meandering paths among fine-leaved mallee species, with spring a great time to check out beautiful flowering Acacia (aka wattle) trees.

  • Garden of Health

    The power of plants extends far beyond their beauty – for thousands of years plants have been used to heal the body, mind and soul. An iconic health and wellbeing demonstration garden (and a tranquil city retreat), the Garden of Health houses over 2,500 plants used to heal and promote wellbeing in western and non-western cultures. Read more

  • Wollemi Pine

    Described as the botanical find of the century, the prehistoric Wollemi Pine dates back to the time of dinosaurs! Read more

  • Titan arum

    The Titan arum is one of the world’s most fascinating plants, thanks to its size (it’s one of the world’s biggest flowers, growing up to three metres tall), striking appearance, the rarity and fleetingness of flowers and the fact it smells like rotting flesh when in bloom! Read more

  • Victoria amazonica waterlily

    The beautiful and mysterious Victoria amazonica waterlily only flowers for 48 hours and uses its seductive fragrance to attract beetles for pollination. Flowers from September through April. Read more