Town Category: South Australia
Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
First opened in 1977, the crescent-shaped Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is situated on 97 hectares on the eastern slopes of Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills east of Adelaide in South Australia. The cooler, wetter location suits plants from temperate climates which are difficult to grow on the Adelaide Plains. Amongst the native Australian flora there are tree ferns, as well as exotic cultivated plants from cool climates including Rhododendron and Magnolia and the National Species Rose Collection. The Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, together with the Adelaide and Wittunga Botanic Gardens, is administered by the Botanic Gardens of South Australia, a State Government statutory authority.
- “Search results for Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Grdn with the following datasets selected – ‘Suburbs and Localities’ and ‘Gazetteer‘“. Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australian. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
- “Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Summit Rd, Crafers, SA, Australia – listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 6574)”. Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. 21 October 1980. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
Aitken, Richard (2006). Seeds of change : an illustrated history of Adelaide Botanic Garden. Adelaide : Board of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium.
Botanic gardens and arboreta in South Australia
- Mt Lofty Botanic Garden
- Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide Retrieved 12 September 2012
- Botanic Gardens of South Australia Retrieved 29 June 2017.
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