Gamble Garden

Gamble GardenOriginally owned by the Gamble family, the Gamble sisters gave the Cottage to the City of Mitcham in 1982 for public use. Managed by the Friends of Gamble Garden, the garden is open at all times to the public. Special open days occur on the third Sunday monthly when special exhibitions are held in the Cottage, Friends of Gamble Garden are in attendance to give advice and talk about the garden.

296 Main Road (cnr Dorham Road), Blackwood.

Opening Hours
The garden is open on the third Sunday monthly (except December and January) 2pm - 4pm. Cottage is open by arrangement or for hire.

Gold coin

8278 1219


Car parking is available or catch the Belair line train to Blackwood station and walk down Main Road to Dorham Road (on the right).


Hawthorn Sensory Garden

Hawthorn Sensory Garden150 Belair Road (behind Mitcham Library), Hawthorn.

Opening Hours
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.

The Scented Gardens was opened in 1986 as a South Australian sesquicentenary (150 years) project. The garden has raised beds and wide paths to provide easy access for disabled people to enjoy the aromas, flowers and foliage of the plants. A nose sculpture, created by Neil Cranney, is a distinctive feature of the garden.

Nellie's Garden

Nellies GardenMitcham Railway Station Garden, Mitcham Railway Station, Belair Road, Lower Mitcham (opposite the Council Civic Centre).

Opening Times
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).

Sutton Garden

Corner Albert Street and Old Belair Road (next to Mitcham Reserve), Mitcham.

Opening Times
Open at all times.


A carpark is available for parking.

The Monastery Sacred Garden

The Monastery15 Cross Road, Urrbrae. Within The Monastery Church grounds. 

Fourteen magnificent Carrara marble, Italian-carved sculptures form the centrepiece of the 'Sacred Garden' in the peaceful grounds of The Monastery at Urrbrae, nestled at the base of the Mt Lofty Ranges as you descend upon Adelaide. It is an area dedicated to peace and tranquillity for reflection and prayer, or those who enjoy a beautiful garden. 

Opening Hours
Open to the public 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. 

Accessible via public transport.
Ample free parking.

Free. Donations toward the upkeep of the gardens are gratefully accepted.

Guided Tours by appointment:
$12.00 plus GST per person guided tour
$20.00 plus GST per person guided tour with Devonshire Tea
$30.00 plus GST per person guided tour with light lunch 

New volunteers are welcome. Please contact 8338 8700 for further information.

Wittunga Botanic Gardens

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.

Wittunga at Blackwood in the Adelaide Hills was established by Mr Edwin Ashby in 1902. It was generously given to the State by his son Mr Keith Ashby and family in 1965, and was first opened to the public in 1975.

For more information visit the Botanic Gardens of South Australia at