Saturday, August 8, 2009

Adelaide botanical garden :)


Visited this beautiful botanical garden

which is located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. I always left it as one of the last places to visit much like the art gallery, SA musuem,…etc because all these tourist places are within close proximity for me to visit.

But somehow, i just decided on one of the weekend to visit the garden which is just 5 mins work from my working place before i do some lab work. Partly because the roses are in full blossom during that time, so i must get there before the flowers die off.


The Adelaide Botanic Garden is a garden oasis in the cosmopolitan heart of Adelaide city.

This 30-hectare nook of the city offers beautifully themed gardens featuring Australian natives, exotic and ornamental plants in one stunning location.

The magnificently restored art deco Palm House is a favourite visitor attraction. This stately glasshouse houses a cactus and succulent garden featuring rare arid land Madagascan flora, now highly threatened in the wild.

Visit the water-wise SA Water Mediterranean Garden, the new Amazon Waterlily Pavilion or stroll in a jungle of giant rainforest plants from Northern Australia and South East Asia in the Bicentennial Conservatory - the biggest glasshouse in the Southern Hemisphere. (

Hehe, this post i’ll just let the pictures tell the words most of the times :)

Bamboo is one of my favourite, so can't resist to take the photo of it even though it doesn't look so special here. One of the great thing for your eye here is the greenery everywhere especially the green green fresh grass, it's just so nice to look at them, to sit down, picnic, lie down.....

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This is something special and i think unique here, at least this was the first time i saw it :)


A little small garden blossom with all these pretty colourful daisy-like flowers :)

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This was an eye-opener for me to see one of the world largest water lily plant from Amazon :) The size of the water lily is really huge and larger than any pizza size i have ever seen b4. hehe

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Isn't it nice to sit there?


National rose garden, the earliest in Australia. Everywhere is rose, with a variety of colours and types. 1st time saw such a big field of them and the different types of it :)

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There's the Bicentennial Conservatory on the right hand bottom here. It was closed so i din manage to visit, but still there's an entry fare for it, so i guessed i won't bother to enter too even if it's open, haha. Afterall it's just tropical trees, hv't i seen enough of them?

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There's also a section for desert plant but rather small but not bad, at least these are plants rarely or not seen in M'sia, hehe.

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Funny that i felt this cactus looked like a starfish on the sea bed, haha.

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This colourful flowers (lily???) just bloom out of nowhere without any leaves, and there are just so lovely to look at them, haha.

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