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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden
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Owner description: The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden was established in 1993 to research, conserve and promote the wider appreciation of Australia’s arid zone flora. Located on the shores of Upper Spencer Gulf with spectacular views to the ancient Flinders Ranges, the Garden showcases a diverse collection of arid zone habitats in a picturesque setting of more than 250 hectares.As well as its stunning selection of arid zone plants, the garden is also home to more than 100 species of birds, and has a diverse population of repltiles, mammals and insects.It features a children's animal discovery trail, AridSmart display gardens where you can see how to use the plants in you home garden, and a visitor centre, which incorporates the Bluebush Cafe and the AridSmart Gift and Garden Shop. The cafe has mouthwatering menu choices and you can't go past the Quandong Smoothies. The AridSmart Gift and Garden Shop is where you can purchase a piece of the garden to take home. Its range of AridSmart plants will not only reduce your water bills but will bring the beauty of Australia's plants into your garden.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great gardens just a few minutes out of Port Augusta. Beautifully maintained and a a pleasure to visit

Thank John B
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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi John, thanks so much for the wonderful review. It makes us happy when people love the garden like we do.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learnt so much about our country,all children should visit to learn about plants that survive the weather conditions in Australia

Thank wes P
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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Wes, thanks for the great review. There are so many interesting things to see, do & learn. We love it when visitors enjoy the garden like we do.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth visiting this stunning collection of desert plants and more information than you'll find anywhere else. Gold coin donation is all you need to see great plants, garden design, sculptures and do some long or short bush walks. Superb.

Thank bckpckrau
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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit, we love the place as well. :)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed this lovely spot a couple of times in May 2018. The gardens are well maintained and show off Australian outback plants with the Flinder's Ranges as a back drop. My partners first view of a Sturt's Desert Pea - Loved it.
We enjoyed a lunch and afternoon tea there (different days). Really enjoyed their meals and their Australiana flavours. Certainly unique but tasty.
Well worth a visit.

Thank Warren M
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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi
Thanks so much for taking the time to provide a review. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your first visit enough to come again. We really enjoy hearing that people enjoy the garden (& food) as much as we do.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Need to do a tour to be appreciate. Volunteer guides excellent. Staff could not have done more. Great Café too.

Thank SOuthAussies_6
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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the wonderful review - we love it when visitors enjoy their visit. I will pass it on to our staff & volunteer tour guides.

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