Hawthorn Sensory Garden
150 Belair Road (behind Mitcham Library), Hawthorn.
The garden, open at all times, is accessible for wheelchairs and specially designed for people with a visual impairment.
Free Carparking is available behind the garden.
Raised garden with scented plants designed for people with a vision impairment. Wheelchair accessible.
Mitcham Railway Station Garden, Mitcham Railway Station, Belair Road, Lower Mitcham (opposite the Council Civic Centre).
Open all hours.
A carpark is available or visitors can travel by train to the Mitcham station.
The garden is open at all times and is part of an historic precinct. The garden is maintained by enthusiastic volunteers working together. New volunteers are welcome (telephone Mitcham Council on 8372 8802).
Corner Albert Street and Old Belair Road (next to Mitcham Reserve), Mitcham.
Open at all times.
A carpark is available for parking.
Wittunga Botanic Gardens
Wittunga at Blackwood in the Adelaide Hills was established by Mr Edwin Ashby in 1902, and was generously given to the State by his son Mr Keith Ashby and family in 1965. The garden is managed by the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and was first opened to the public in 1975.
Edwin Ashby originally created a formal English garden at Wittunga with herbaceous borders, roses, trellises and arbours. However, his fascination in the native plants of Australia and South Africa led to the development of a most interesting and different garden, part of which remains today.
Wittunga's displays of Australian and South African plants are especially spectacular in spring and include rich collections of Erica, Leucadendron, and Protea, complemented by displays of exotic and unusual bulbs and colourful annuals. The majority of the South African plants in the garden come from the Cape Province district which has a climate similar to that of Adelaide.
The Australian collection features plants from the Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island, southern Western Australia and includes a fine collection of eucalypts. Meandering pathways through the Terrace and Sandplain Gardens give visitors the opportunity to see these distinctive and colourful collections. Many different birds can be seen attracted by the good supplies of nectar produced by the flowers of plants in the collection.
Wittunga Botanic Garden is a popular place for family gatherings and the shady lawns next to the lakeside make it a perfect place for picnics.
To get to know this interesting garden better, join the Garden Guides for a guided walk on Tuesdays in spring leaving from the carpark at 10:30am.
Shepherd's Hill Road, Blackwood SA 5051, Phone: 8370 8370 or Fax: 8339 6851.
Weekdays 8:30am - 4:00pm
Weekends and public holidays 10:00am - 5:00pm
During daylight savings the Garden will close on weekends at 6:00pm.
Car parking is available in the car park off Shepherd's Hill Road or catch Bus no. 728 or 729 from the City to bus stop 30, Shepherds Hills Road, Eden Hills.
Guided walks leave from the carpark at 10:30am every Tuesday in Spring (September, October and November). The walks last about one and a half hours.
Managed by the Botanic Gardens & State Herbarium visit the web site http://www.botanicgardens.sa.gov.au/