Gardens in Adelaide

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Gardens in Adelaide

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  • Lynne M
    Toronto, Canada318 contributions
    Seven of us spent 4 hours wandering around the gardens. Including about an hour in the Cafe. The museum is worth a visit the glass house is enchanting with the Victoria lillies. Very relaxing place to spend time. Random seating available in the shade. Grab a visitors map. Go early as parking can be a challenge. Park on plain tree rd. It's shaded and close to gree entry. A place worth several visits. Great photo opportunities.
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • AJ Pato
    Kempsey, Australia668 contributions
    Found this place on trip advisor and decided to check it out. The Japanese garden was tranquil, quiet and beautiful. You will enjoy the small but spectacular gardens. Take the time to explore and rest awhile.
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • JAK630
    Brisbane Region, Australia38 contributions

    Lovely English mansion beautifully preserved with spectacular views back to Adelaide. We went on the guided tour which was conducted by a volunteer who gave us a wonderful insight to the history of the couple and their house. Morning tea was Burnt Butter baked biscuits (original recipe) discovered in the Hayward family recipe book - crisp and delicious. Apparently a new larger cafe is being built in the near future. A lot of families were also having picnics in the spacious grounds with room for children to roll and play on the grass.
    Written 14 June 2023
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  • wombatdavid
    Hobart, Australia2,549 contributions
    I was having my morning walk and chanced upon this garden which is close to the central area. It is very green with lots of plants.
    Written 21 April 2021
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  • Yaussietraveler32
    New South Wales, Australia81 contributions
    Take a walk through the trees and look at all the different species. Watch out for the misting water off the trees, Spot the fish in the pond. A nice free walk .
    Written 5 January 2023
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  • Quenton E
    Gawler, Australia76 contributions
    Some of the photos on this site are of Government House in the city, so I have added some photos of "Old Government House" which is located in the Belair National Park. The house and gardens are open the first Sunday of every month and public holidays. Enrty is by a gold coin ($2) donation. The house has been restored and beautifully decorated and furnished in the Victorian era to represent the well to do of the era. We spent about an hour looking through the house and Servants quarters/large kitchen building and surrounding gardens. The plunge pool inside the house was a surprise and is beleived to be the first built in the state. Talk to the volunteer guides as they are a wealth of knowledge about the house and gardens. There were children amongst the groups visiting when we visited and they were fascinated listening to the guide about different items in the kitchen - so will interest all ages.
    Written 5 December 2018
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  • Tom B
    Albion Park, Australia1,456 contributions
    We went here for the annual MND walk, it is a nice walk along the banks of the Torrens River, you can go on a river cruise or hire paddle boats or hire a bbq boat to enjoy the river and views.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,483 contributions
    One of my favourite parks in Adelaide is this lovely memorial garden that features numerous weapons on display and large memorial. Amazing
    Written 13 October 2019
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  • ynadqnor
    Manila, Philippines1,409 contributions
    It is a beautiful garden near the Adelaide Oval and within speaking distance of the magnificent St Peter’s Cathedral. People from all walks of life spends a quiet day sitting and reading books while taking advantage of the tranquility and calmness of this garden within the city. It is a good place to unwind after a day in office. It is named the Pennington Garden.
    Written 19 July 2018
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,483 contributions
    Worth a look if passing through area that showcases local indigenous culture and the bush that once was widespread
    Written 9 October 2019
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,483 contributions
    Lovely Edwardian style palm house that is a worthy backdrop for a picture. One of many highlights of these pretty gardens.
    Written 12 October 2019
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  • K72
    Melbourne, Australia3,006 contributions
    Small enclosed garden at back of Government House. Info plaque explains history of it. The timeless woman sculpture is the centrepiece. Nice garden surrounding this area.
    Written 14 January 2022
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  • donpuck
    Adelaide, Australia682 contributions
    A nice relaxing garden in Palmer Street, North Adelaide, which is surrounded by many of Adelaide's historical buildings.

    One of the historical buildings is "Bishops Court, and others. The garden is a five minute from St. Peter's Cathedral, also a five minute walk from "The Women's and Children's Hospital".

    The garden is across the road from Colonel William Light's statue ( Colonel Light, designed the layout of the city of Adelaide.
    The garden was planted in the style of the Victorian era, it is triangular shaped garden, covering one-point-eight hectares.
    The garden was designed by Colonel Light in 1837.

    The garden was named after the SA Colonisation Commissioner Colonel Palmer. The gardens indigenous name is "Pangki Pangla".
    You can enjoy picnics there, kick a ball around or just sit in the sun and enjoy the garden.
    Written 31 March 2021
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