Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

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Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

First opened in 1977, the crescent-shaped Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is situated on 97 hectares on the eastern slopes of Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills east of Adelaide in South Australia. The cooler, wetter location suits plants from temperate climates which are difficult to grow on the Adelaide Plains. Amongst the native Australian flora there are tree ferns, as well as exotic cultivated plants from cool climates including Rhododendron and Magnolia and the National Species Rose Collection. The Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, together with the Adelaide and Wittunga Botanic Gardens, comprise the three Botanic Gardens of Adelaide.

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Lake


Mossy rock pool, Spring Gully 
Tree ferns in Fern Gully 
Fern Gully path, with fallen birch leaves 
Upper section of Fern Gully path 
Tree ferns in Fern Gully 

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Aitken, Richard (2006). Seeds of change : an illustrated history of Adelaide Botanic Garden. Adelaide : Board of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium.

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Coordinates: 34°59′09″S 138°43′06″E / 34.9857°S 138.7183°E / -34.9857; 138.7183