Mont Lofty Botanic Gardens is located 12 kilometers from Adelaide city and it needs only 30 minutes to get there. From the Adelaide city, visitors can take bus 863, 864 or 864F Monday to Friday from Curries Street or Grenfell Street and then transfer at Crafers Parks ‘n’ Ride bus stop 24A to bus 823. Visitors should alight at bus stop 25A.
There are three tourism attractions which are located at Summit Road: Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, Mount Lofty Summit and Cleland Wildlife Park. The Botanic Garden is the first tourism attraction which can found on the right of Summit road after the intersection between Piccadilly road and Summit road. The Garden was opened in 1977. It covers 97 hectares where displays significant plant collections of magnolias, rhododendrons, ferns and the National Species Rose Collection, interspersed with local native flora.
Botanic and casual visitors will be very impressed with the beauty of Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens especially in autumn because there are so many colorful of tress, plants and of course flowers. Birdwatchers can also find many native species throughout the Garden e.g. Scarlet Robins, Blue Wrens, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos, Black Swans, Rood Ducks, Adelaide Rosellas and Red-brown Finches. The smell of the weather are very fresh which is good for human health.
The best spot of the Garden is the main lake due to the vivid colours of the tress which makes the Garden so pretty. The Liriodendron tulipifera or tulip tree has yellow-four-lobbed leaves. Fagus sylvatica tree has purple leaf colour. Euonymus elatus or winged spindle tree has autumn colour and bright berries. Acer palmatum var. heptalobum ‘Osakazuki’ has red winged seeds.
I recommended visitors to go to the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens especially in autumn and spring times. It is very wonderful Garden which I have ever seen. So.. Don’t miss the opportunities to see the beauty of the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens.