Don’t miss the autumn colours of Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is currently wearing its autumn best – if you haven’t made the trip yet, now’s the time.

Autumn at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is one of the real joys of the Adelaide Hills.

If you haven’t made it to the garden to enjoy the autumn leaves, you’re not too late – but you’ll need to get in quick.

The maples, elms and oaks have been wearing their autumn coats for a few weeks now and are beginning the countdown to winter, but the liquidambar trees are just starting to change from green to red. There should still be plenty of colour to enjoy until the end of June or even early July, if the weather stays fine.

Here’s some footage from a recent drone flight over the garden to give you a taste of what you can expect:

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is one of the best places in Adelaide to enjoy autumn leaves, as night-time temperatures are cooler than in many parts of the metropolitan area, giving exotic trees the cue they need to change colour.

If you’d like to pull up a pew and take it all in, the areas around the Main Lake and the Duck Pond are the best places to enjoy the leaves. Access is easiest from the Lower Entrance on Lampett Road, Crafers, or if you feel like a longer walk, come in from the Upper Entrance near Mount Lofty House.

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm on weekends, and 8.30 am to 4 pm on weekdays.

BGANZ Open Day

Sunday 28 May is the BGANZ (Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand) Open Day and Botanic Gardens South Australia will be joining the celebrations with a special event at Wittunga Botanic Garden from 10 am to 2 pm.

Enjoy special guided tours, the planting of an endangered Kangaroo Island species, a Nature Play SA kids’ activity, plant sale, coffee and cakes and more.

Please note, drones are not permitted in the garden without prior permission from the Botanic Gardens of South Australia.

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