Unique learning experiences



The Botanic Gardens offers several unique standalone programs and events throughout the year. These range from World Environment Day in June to cross-site learning collaborations with other cultural organisations. 

Unique learning experiences allow students to develop deeper conceptual understandings.

Pollinators Festival

As a lead into Australian Pollinators Week, the Botanic Gardens will host a series of interactive learning experiences for Year 3 to 7 students at the beautiful Mount Lofty Botanic Garden around Pollination on 8 and 9 November.

Throughout the day, students will learn about:

  • the importance of pollination
  • different types of pollination
  • the science behind pollination
  • threats to pollination
  • our native Australian pollinators

See the event flyer for more information.

The event promises to be highly educational, engaging and thought-provoking for all that attend. Numbers are strictly limited, so register you class quickly to avoid disappointment!

To register, please fill out this booking request form and email back to: dewnrbgschools@sa.gov.au

PE Week at Adelaide Botanic Garden

Date: 13 -17 November
Year level:
4 to 7 (maximum of 30 students)
10am -1pm (1st session 10 -11am, 2nd session 12 -1pm)
Adelaide Botanic Garden and River Torrens Linear Pathway
$20 per student

Adelaide Botanic Garden’s education team have partnered up with Bike About to deliver two learning experiences for PE week from November 13-17 (download the flyer).

Students will be guided through a food trail in the garden to explore edible plant groups and where they originate. They will also get active and ride along the beautiful linear pathway that follows the river Torrens, learn about bike safety and the importance of physical activity and its benefits to health and wellbeing.

Children's University Australia - Strange Plants

Strange Plants is a Children's University Australia Trail for ages 10-14 at Adelaide Botanic Garden. Click here for Student Guide. Please note that plant #2 (Mimosa speggazzinii) is currently not available as part of this trail).

Children's University Australia is managed by the University of Adelaide, and it offers educational experiences for children aged between 7 and 14 years, recognising their achievements through the award of formal certificates and graduations.

Heaps Good Productions

Heaps Good Productions' Michael Mills is an acclaimed children's entertainer, and the 2014 SA Science and Science Communicators' Unsung Hero award-winner.

Join him on a series of educational and entertaining walks around the Adelaide Botanic Garden (suitable for Junior Primary and Primary School students).

From exploring the cultures of Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Greece, to going further back in time to the Age of Dinosaurs, or exploring the plight world's rainforests, Michael has developed a reputation for creating world-class, site-specific educational theatre at cultural institutions across Australia.

Download the HeapsGood Flyer or visit his website for more information.

Booking and Contact Details

Phone: 0411 287 381
Email: Michael@heapsgood.com.au

Indigenous Culture for Kids

Trent Hill is an Indigenous storyteller, educator and guide who has worked at Adelaide Botanic Garden for more than 10 years. His programs for Junior Primary, Primary and Senior School students include:

Aboriginal Plant Use Trails – conducted at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, these trails offer groups a 45-minute walk through the Australian Forest, investigating the traditional uses of trees and plants by Aboriginal people, and relating seasonal movements to the surroundings.

Artefact Lesson – conducted at schools/kindergartens, this is a general introduction to Aboriginal culture, where children can hold traditional artefacts and learn about seasonal movements, roles of men, women and children and the diversity of Aboriginal people (45 minutes).

Dreaming Stories – conducted at schools/kindergartens, A Dreaming Story is told and then its morals discussed. Animal tracks, signs and symbols are drawn on a whiteboard, and in sandpit if available (45 minutes).

Booking and Contact Details

Phone: 0416 847 754
Send Trent an email