Early Years Trails

The following trails are designed for Early Years children to explore Adelaide Botanic Garden with a guide or educator:

Aboriginal Plant Use

Australian Aboriginal people have an intricate understanding of the Australian environment and a rich knowledge of plants developed over 50,000 years.

Plants have been used for food, hunting, medicinal purposes, tools, ceremonies and in most other aspects of traditional life. This inquiry investigates these interrelationships by focusing on plants in the Adelaide Botanic Garden. Read more

Rainforest Experience

Students are led through a trail in Adelaide Botanic Garden (including both Botanic Parkand the Bicentennial Conservatoy) highlighting the layers and biodiversity of a rainforest.

The trail allows for a diversity of learning styles and has a focus on science adaptations, geographical climates and the environmental importance of rainforests. Read more

Food Glorious Food

Students are led through a trail at Adelaide Botanic Garden, investigating a range of living plants grown for food in Austalia and across the world, including the tropics.

Key ideas throughout the trail include the connection between people, food, culture and the plants that create them; the influence on Australian culture of migrants and their food; the cycle of plants grown for food and their climate and sustainability, water use and food security.  Read more

Botanic Gardens of South Australia

Term 1-4

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Level: Early Years
Area: Science

Type: Inquiry trail
Cost: $6.00 per child or $4.00 category 1-4 schools. Minimum charge $120 per class (or $80 per class for DECD disadvantaged category schools)
Participants: Maximum 30 students
Duration: 1 hour

School bookings

ALL school visits must be booked in advance.

For more information and to make a booking please visit the Adelaide Botanic Garden website here:

Educator Led Programs

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Organising your visit

To ensure the best visit possible for your school groups and assist in your planning, please visit the Botanic Gardens of South Australia’s website here:

Planning your visit

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