Commanding superb views of the spectacular and ancient Flinders Ranges, the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden showcases a range of arid zone environments within an area of more than 200 hectares.
Also featured are special conservation areas where the natural flora can be enjoyed, an extensive network of meandering walking tracks and an Eremophila garden with possibly the largest collection of this genus anyhwere.
Relax with a refreshing drink and delicious homemade fare in the award- winning Visitor Centre and witness the ever changing play of light on the beautiful Flinders Ranges. Or browse over the extensive selection of Australian-made items in the gift shop, and be intrigued by what youll discover in our interpretative display about arid Australia.
You may also like to view the displays in the WMC Herbarium - Meeting Room, which was opened in 1998 and is available to groups for meetings and conferences.
Opened in 1996, the Garden provides a national focus for arid-zone ecosystem conservation and promotes its economic importance for Australia. It also aims to increase both popular and scientific understanding of the arid-zone environment as most Australians live in densely populated coastal regions and few are familiar with the unique plant and animal life which flourishes in arid Australia.
But degraded land can be restored and productivity become sustainable. And we can learn about and conserve the remaining genetic diversity of arid Australias native plant and animal species and their ecosystems. This is what is happening at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden and we look forward to welcoming you again and again, because progress in the Garden will provide new things to see on every visit!
Our friendly staff will provide you with everything you need to make your visit truly memorable, and they can offer advice on other notable attractions in the region.
A project of The Corporation of the City of Port Augusta
Proudly supported by:
Photography by John Zwar and Adelaide Impact, A. Bruzzone, P. Dobre
© 2012 Friends of the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden