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.


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



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.

Email: or Book Online


Special Walks are available for Groups of 5 or more.

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

Self-Guided Trails

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 THE BOXES in Adelaide Botanic Garden & Wittunga Botanic Garden..


Adelaide Botanic Garden Self Guided Walks

November2023ABGWalk   November2023ABGMap

October2023ABGWalk   October2023ABGMap

September2023ABGWalk  September2023ABGMap


Bird Walks in Adelaide Botanic Garden 2023 Photos

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Australasian Grebe with youngPhoto: Chris Bollen


Mt Lofty Botanic Garden Lower Car Park Walk

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MLBG LCPOctober2023




Mt Lofty Botanic Garden Upper Car Park Walk




Wittunga Botanic Garden Walk

WBGOctoberNovember2023SGW   WBGOctoberNovemberMAP

WBGAugustSeptember2023SGW  WBGAugustSeptemberMAP