Wittunga Botanic Garden
Contrasting against suburban Blackwood, the 13-hectare Wittunga Botanic Garden is a hidden oasis.
Discover the extensive collection of water-wise plants from Australia and South Africa, brilliant displays of Ericas and Proteas in spring and an extensive collection of plants from Kangaroo Island and the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Visit the enticing Butterfly Garden. Try to spot the huge variety of native bird and animal life that are attracted to the indigenous flora. Listen to the songs of the birds instantly drown out the noises of suburbia
Opening times Closing times
Monday - Friday 8:30am
Weekends and public holidays 10:00am
Monday - Friday 4pm
Weekends and public holidays 5pm
Weekends during daylight savings 6pm
Location and Map
Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood SA 5051, Australia
Entrance: Shepherds Hill Road or Sherbourne Road.
Bus & Train: Check Adelaide Metro for bus services to Blackwood and train services to Coromandel Station.
Walk: 5-10 minute walk from Blackwood.
Free parking is available in the car park off Shepherds Hill Road.
Wheelchair and pram-friendly paths, picnic tables and rotundas, as well as disabled facilities, are available at Wittunga.
Botanic gardens are different from public parks in that they're living museums, filled with valuable living collections. For this reason some activities - such as allowing dogs to roam the Garden - have the potential to damage or destroy valuable plants.
Botanic Gardens are also internationally-regarded as places for visitors to seek peace beauty and tranquillity, so activities that impede this (such as the use of drones) are also discouraged. You must not:
Bring dogs or other pets into the Garden
Fly drones in or above the Garden (under CASA guidelines. Learn more at our Filming and Photography page)
Ride bikes / bicycles, scooters, skateboards or rollerblades
Drive vehicles into the Garden
Damage or remove plants
Enter garden beds
Bring alcohol into the Garden
Play ball or throwing games
Bring BBQs into the Garden
The Botanic Gardens of South Australia are home to a huge variety of bird and animal life that are attracted to the Gardens' flora. We do, however, ask that you do not feed the wildlife. Find out more about animal welfare and the Botanic Gardens of South Australia.