No matter if you are a botanical novice or a plant expert, you’ll be fascinated and intrigued by the amazing floral diversity and dramatic hillside setting of Mount Lofty Botanic Garden. First opened in 1977, the garden is dedicated to the cultivation and display of the world’s cool-climate plants, which thrive in the Adelaide Hills environment. The collections in the garden come from various geographic regions such as South America, China, East Africa, New Zealand, South East Asia and North America.
We visited Mount Lofty Botanic Garden twice - in April 2015 to capture the colour of autumn around Adelaide and in January 2016, to escape summer heat. I’d say this majestic garden is a absolutely must-visit place if you are in Adelaide Hills. Let me explain why.