MOUNT LOFTY BOTANIC GARDENS
Autumn is my favorite among the four seasons not only is the weather perfect for wanderlust like me but also a perfect time to enjoy the beautiful gardens of Adelaide. Autumn is the time when deciduous trees shed their leaves. The leaves change from green to red, orange, yellow or brown before falling. Autumn for me is a magical season the burst of vibrant colours that captures the human imagination.
GARDEN IN THE HILLS
When you are in Adelaide at the time of Autumn I’d say you are very lucky. We get clear sunny blue skies, chilly but just enough perfect for a walk in the Garden of Eden. Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is located in the rolling landscape of the Adelaide Hills and offers spectacular views in a picturesque setting. With over 100 hectares of plantings with special collections that includes National Species Rose Collection, Ferns, Magnolias, Rhododendron and many more. In autumn, every leaf is a flower and the sight of those coloured leaves are just gorgeous.
GARDEN FOR FREE
Whether you are in for a leisurely stroll or for a vigorous trek Mount Lofty Botanic Garden offers many walking trails with awe-inspiring views of nature and fresh aromas. The Garden is also a perfect picnic place so pack a picnic basket when you come up here and don’t forget to bring your cameras. Entry and parking is all for free.
Entry and Parking: Free
Location: Mount Lofty Summit Rd, Crafers SA 5152 Australia
Entrances: There’s an Upper Entrance (Summit Rd) and Lower Entrance (Piccadilly Rd). My personal preference is the Upper Entrance.
Getting there: From Adelaide, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is merely a 25-minute drive via South Eastern Freeway taking Crafers Exit. There’s also bus number 823 that plies to this route.
Opening times: 8.30am to 4pm on weekdays and 10.00am to 5pm on weekends and public holidays
Nearby Attraction: Mount Lofty Summit