There are a number of beautiful gardens to enjoy in the city.
There are a number of beautiful gardens to enjoy in the city, some are historic like the Osmond Gardens, while others are inspired from lands across the sea such as the Himeji Gardens. Located within the Osmond Gardens on South Terrace, the Himeji Gardens was established in 1985 in celebration of Adelaide's sister city partnership with Himeji, Japan. The Himeji Gardens blend two classic styles: the ‘senzui’ style that displays the beauty of lakes and mountains, and the ‘kare senzui’ style that uses rocks to evoke the presence of water and oceans.
If you are in the city during Spring and Autumn take the time to discover the beauty, variety and sheer number of roses that bring the city and gardens to life. Adelaide was the first Capital City in Australia to have a rose named after it and we have more public rose gardens than any other capital in the nation. See why Adelaide is renowned as a rose-grower’s paradise and walk through Veale Gardens and Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka. For more information and a location map please download the Rose Gardens of Adelaide brochure.
Whatever time of year it is the Adelaide Botanic Gardens are spectacular to explore or to just sit, relax and have a picnic in. Spread across 16 hectares you will find majestic Moreton Bay Fig trees, over 5,000 roses from around the world, a sacred lotus pond, the Wollemi Pine, as well as other Australian natives, exotics and ornamentals. Be sure to take time to visit the architecturally significant glass houses, including the Palm House built in 1877 and the Bicentennial Conservatory, is the largest single span conservatory in southern hemisphere.