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3 things to do in Adelaide Botanic Garden this winter

19 Jun. 2024 2 min read

Winter in Adelaide doesn’t have to mean hiding away. Adelaide Botanic Garden has plenty on offer to get you out and about!

Here’s 3 things you can get up to this winter!

Fire Gardens: Illuminate Adelaide

For three weekends only, gather around the firelight this winter and journey through a wonderland of captivating flaming sculptures as Adelaide Botanic Garden takes on new surprises when painted with the palette of fire.

Renowned French creators Compagnie Carabosse are well-known for bringing fire to the public in all its magnificent colour, warmth, sound and scent for sensational sell-out seasons. The Garden becomes the canvas on which they transform well-worn paths into artistic adventures sparked by the light of a thousand flames.

From fiery floating spheres on the Main Lake/Kainka Wirra, to illuminating Palm House’s foliage under a field of golden lanterns, this premiere Fire Gardens event promises a feast for the senses.

3 things to do in Adelaide Botanic Garden this winter

Nature Based Wellbeing

It’s time to unwind and reconnect with nature this winter. Nature Based Wellbeing experiences in Adelaide Botanic Garden will nourish your soul and provide you with skills to enhance your health and wellbeing.

Explore the gentle art of observation, contemplation and recording through various enjoyable and easy methods with nature journaling. This workshop is for anyone who would like to deepen their relationship with both nature and self.

Or maybe you would like to learn some tools for reducing stress with a Mindfulness in the Gardens session. Designed to soothe the soul and engage the senses, this feel-good session will help improve your health and well-being.

3 things to do in Adelaide Botanic Garden this winter

Museum of Economic Botany

The Museum of Economic Botany is home to an amazing permanent collection, much of which dates back to the original museum display 130 years ago. The museum showcases countless plants and their various uses, and the building is a treasure in itself, having been lovingly restored.

Currently the museum is also home to the Temple of Flora exhibition, which features prints from what is considered one of the most prized botanical books in the world.

From mid-18th century Europe, the exhibition is part three of Dr Robert Thornton’s collection and features a suite of plant portraits commissioned from some of the finest artists and engravers of the day. Each plant is set against brooding, romanticised version of its habitat and accompanied by lashings of botanical poetry.


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