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Bicentennial Conservatory

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3 Jun 2018
“Located inside the Botanical Gardens and well worth a visit.”
27 Jul 2018
“Poorly Maintained ”
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Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide, South Australia 2004, Australia
+61 8 8232 2745
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This is a centre piece of the Adelaide Botanical Gardens and is very poorly maintained and not worth the visit. It is full of trampled and dead plants. Considering the rest of the gardens are mostly nice this is a disappointing aspect and need better...More

1  Thank nathanfreeman82
Reviewed 4 June 2018

This impressive curved glass and steel structure is approximately 100 metres long, 47 metres wide and 27 metres high and houses lowland rainforest plants and trees from Australia, PNG, Indonesia and other Pacific Islands. Unfortunately it appears that many of the plants are endangered in...More

1  Thank westy54
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This is the first time I've ever visited this place. It's been around for many years. Other than lots of trees and bushes there really isn't a lot to see. Rather bland and du.

1  Thank MarkNob
Reviewed 23 January 2017

'Not as it used to be' is definitely correct. Recently took the kids and was underwhelmed at the variety of plants and the condition of the whole conservatory. It needs a renovation and some love put back into it. *** Suggestion from 3 children +...More

1  Thank AdelaideTraveller888
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Lots to see and do at the gardens amazing waterlilies never seen before must visit flowers everywhere especially the roses were to die for lovely Victorian glasshouse with a palm i have never seen before must visit

3  Thank Songul2K
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Bicentennial Conservatory looks like it gets lumped in with the Botanic Gardens but it truly deserves the time to enjoy and post as a separate review. So that is what I am doing! We enjoyed the Botanic Garden and the Conservatory is a spectacular...More

3  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We really liked this place. Some weird and wonderful plants, including the plant that only blooms for one day, I think it is every 3 or 5 years, and smells disgusting..thankfully it was not in bloom while we were there. Staff on hand to answer...More

3  Thank Frances F
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Authentic piece of the tropics in the middle of Adelaide. The plants were thriving in the Conservatory, although the atmosphere was a little sterile. Perhaps this feeling was exacerbated by the fact that we actually come from a rainforest area and are used to the...More

1  Thank Diane B
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Well worth a visit when in the Botanic Gardens. Originally designed as a tropical conservatory the heating has been turned off and only demisting happens but the display of temperate rainforest plants including ferns, palms and gingers which survive and thrive under these conditions is...More

1  Thank grevillia
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Free. Big. Curved. Tall. Glass. Huge plants. Ponds. Turtles. Misting watering systems. Timber walkways. Tropical atmosphere. Very enjoyable.

2  Thank rosivdapirt101
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