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“Desert garden pitstop”

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 21 October 2017 via mobile

Driven past many times and finally decided to stop off here 1 weekend on the way down from Roxby Downs to Adelaide. Nicely laid out walking paths, plenty of fauna & desert flora to see. Ensure you go went the wild flowers are in bloom. Nice gift shop . After a couple of decent coffees we made our way back to the well laid out car park close to the main highway .

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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thanks for the review, maybe we'll see you again some time.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Take a drive in and visit the lookouts and Visitor Centre. It's great to stop. Look out for the lizards on the roads.
We have come here a few times over the years and this time was to take a few photo's of the new car.

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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Hi SouthAussie Traveller

Thanks for the lovely review & we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

A wonderful spot to experience the Outback Flora. Stay for Lunch, and enjoy the Walking Trails. Wealth of History.

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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thanks for the wonderful review Funguy_Di

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We have been travelling through Central Australia and western Queensland and it is now interesting to find out more about the plants we have been seeing along the way. There are some rare plants which are not seen in many places which are unusual and interesting. Some plants had finished flowering but others still had flowers and buds. You can do short or longer walks along well marked tracks though the gardens and across the sand dunes. We visited the bird hide but as it was the middle of the day there weren't many birds to see. The lookout is worth going to as it gives an elevated view across the gardens to the Flinders Ranges. We enjoyed the hour or so we spent wandering around reading the names of the plants on display. Some plants are locals and others are arid plants from different areas. Well worth a visit if you like learning more about plants.

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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi Enjoy_the_breeze
Thanks very much for taking the time to give a review. We're glad you enjoyed exploring our garden.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Various short walks around a garden of desert plants and wildlife (shingleback lizards and birds). End your walk in thye cafe for a good hot coffee or an ice cold drink

Thank Tim P
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Bernie144, Front Office Manager at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi Tim P - thanks so much for the great review. Maybe we'll see you again some time.

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