Garden Guides


The Garden Guides are trained volunteer members of The Friends, acting as a specialist group with the aim to promote in visitors, an appreciation and awareness of the Gardens and its many functions.

They provide guided walks in all Botanic gardens and Botanic Park. They provide commentary for bus tours of Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens.  

They meet monthly to plan general, special event and booked walks and build on their vast wealth of knowledge, while sharing the stories behind the collections, buildings people and plants. The Guides call on the expertise of Botanic Garden Staff and a variety of people as part of their ongoing training.



In 2024 there will be a Garden Guide Training Course for the Iconic Adelaide Botanic Gardens

to register your interest and learn about the selection process please contact the FBGA office at before Friday 9 February 2024

Regular Guided Walks

Guided walks are conducted by experienced Friends Garden Guides. 

All regular walks are free (Gold coin donation appreciated) and last approximately 1.5 hours. No booking is necessary unless you are a group of 5 or more (see Booked walks).

No Guided Walks on:  Christmas Day or Good Friday or when the temperature is forecast to be 36C or above


Adelaide Botanic Garden

Walks leave Daily at 10:30am from the Schomburgk Pavilion Please click here to display the map of Adelaide Botanic Garden


Botanic Park

Walks leave from North Lodge, Plane Tree Drive, Every Monday at 2pm

Botanic Park tours on Monday 4 March & Mon 11 March 2024  will not be going ahead due to WOMAD



Mount Lofty Botanic Garden 

Walks leave from the Lower Car Park (Lampert Rd), Every Thursday at 10:30am.

Guides can be booked for Bus Tours of the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden.

This service is only available on Weekdays

1 APRIL until 30 OCTOBER & Your bus must have no more than 22 seats.


Wittunga Botanic Garden

Walks leave from Main Gate, CarPark Shepherds Hill Rd, Blackwood  Every Tuesday 10:30am.

Catch G30 Bus from Adelaide to Stop 30B, or  Take Train Belair Line, Coromandel Valley Station, walk to Fern Ave entrance, WBG.


Booked Walks

Booked Walks are available for groups of 5 or more.

 Book On-line  or Email: 

Special Walks are available for Groups of 5 or more.

Guides offer Guided tours during History Festival, held May each year.


Self-Guided Walks

The garden guides prepare monthly or seasonal guided trails for each of the 3 gardens. The trail notes can be  downloaded below.

Please Note:  SGW are available in boxes in Adelaide Botanic Garden & Wittunga Botanic Garden..


Adelaide Botanic Garden Self Guided Walks

April2024ABGWalk   April2024Map

March2024ABGWalk   March2024ABGMap

February2024ABGWalk          February2024ABGMap


Mt Lofty Botanic Garden Lower Car Park Walk





Mt Lofty Botanic Garden Upper Car Park Walk





Wittunga Botanic Garden Walk

WBGFebruaryMarch2024SGW         WBGFebruaryMarch2024MAP

WBGDecember2023January2024SGW   WBGDecember2023January2024MAP