Professional development

Full garden closure alert

In the interests of public safety Mount Lofty Botanic Garden will be closed on Wednesday 13 December due to the Extreme fire danger rating.
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The Botanic Gardens of South Australia's education team delivers teacher professional development sessions for all staff throughout the year, from pre-school to senior secondary, covering a wide range of concepts.

All sessions are aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Framework, with certificates of attendance issued upon completion.

We offer professional development sessions either at the botanic gardens or at your site.

To enquire about tailored professional development for your site, please contact one of our educators:

Phone: 8222 9344

Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden Educator Workshop

Date: Friday 3 November
Time: 9am to 3pm
Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden, Goodman Building Lecture Theatre, Hackney Road
Cost: $80 (+booking fee)
Bookings: Head to our Eventbrite page

The Botanic Gardens of South Australia are facilitating a professional development workshop to support and inspire educators to connect children with kitchen
The workshop will feature a range of presentations and discussions including:
  • Sophie Thompson (ABC’s Gardening Australia, author, newspaper columnist for the Sunday Mail and Weekender Herald) - Habitat Gardens - how to bring in the good guys and deal with the bad guys.
  • NRM Education will lead an interactive session about common local native plants that are edible. The session will include how to care for the plants, fun learning ideas and what other learning sites have done.
  • The Botanic Gardens of South Australia's Kitchen Garden team will take participants through the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden and discuss learning opportunities designed to engage children in this wonderful environment.
The workshop will also provide an opportunity for participants to share practice and talk with fellow educators from other sites.