5 fun activities to do at Adelaide’s botanic gardens this summer

Look no further than Adelaide’s botanic gardens to enjoy time in nature this summer. Here’s what’s in store.

Adelaide’s botanic gardens are stunning any time of the year, but summer is a little more special.

With colourful blooms at every corner and the smell of fresh flowers in the air, it’s one of the best times to visit.

Adelaide’s three botanic gardens have a fantastic array of activities for summer, where you or your kids can learn something fun while you relax in the beautiful surrounds.

Here are five fun family activities to add to your calendar:

1. Enjoy a fun day out with the family at the school holiday program

Keep your kids busy with the Botanic Gardens’ fun summer vacation program.

With awesome activities on offer from mid-December, there are plenty of activities to make memories with your little ones.

From the Botanical Treasure Hunt to a workshop where kids can create their own fairy garden, there’s loads on offer for kids and families.

Book your spots for the school holiday program before they sell out.

2. Short courses for beginner gardeners

If you are a beginner gardener, you must sign up for the short courses at Adelaide Botanic Garden to help you understand plants and the natural world we live in.

Each of the courses are delivered by industry experts, including horticulturists and plant science experts from the Botanic Gardens of South Australia.

For only $35 each, these courses are very popular so they sell out quickly. Book your spot now for these short courses so you don’t miss out.

3. Take your veggie gardening further with the kitchen garden workshops

Kitchen garden workshops are fun interactive workshops offered at the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden at the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

These usually happen on a Sunday afternoon and cover a number of topics that will expand your gardening knowledge and help your kitchen garden thrive.

For those of us looking for last-minute gift ideas, kitchen garden workshops make wonderful Christmas presents for the avid gardener in your family.

Book your tickets now to an upcoming workshop to grow bumper crops and enjoy the satisfying feeling of harvesting your home-grown vegetables, fruit and herbs!

4. Explore the gardens at your own pace

There’s no better time than summer to take a leisurely stroll in Adelaide’s beautiful botanic gardens and smell the flowers.

If you have toddlers or pre-schoolers, this can be a fun way to spend the day in nature.

Pack a picnic, slap on that sunscreen and explore Adelaide Botanic Garden, Wittunga Botanic Garden and Mount Lofty Botanic gardens at your own pace with self-guided walks at the botanic gardens.

5. Enjoy a cinematic night out under the stars with the Moonlight Cinema

Adjacent to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens is Botanic Park, which plays host to a number of fun summer activities. One of the most popular events at Botanic Park is the Moonlight Cinema.

A favourite amongst families, groups of friends – and for that special date night – Moonlight Cinema is the quintessential summer experience.

Book your tickets for the Moonlight Cinema

Want to spend more time in nature this summer? Read our blog on Cool activities for a hot summer and How to stay safe if you’re hiking in warm weather for more.

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