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Adelaide Botanic Garden

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by rozi25 (subscribe)
Published June 27th 2011
The Adelaide Botanic Garden is considered to be a public garden situated at the north eastern part of the city centre of Adelaide , exactly within the Adelaide Park Lands of Australia. It comprises a equally spread garden on the Northern Terrace, mean to say, between the National Wine Centre and the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Botanic Park is located behind it by the side of the Adelaide Zoo. It is one among the three gardens which encompasses the overall Botanic Gardens in Adelaide.

The design of this garden originated from the Royal Botanic Gardens situated at Versailles of France and Kew of England. As history making, this garden houses the only propagated Wollemi Pines of the world. The tropical house or the famously called 'Palm house' imported from Germany is situated to the western side of the Park lands lake. It holds up the Malagasy flora collection.

Another interesting feature of this garden is the Rose Garden and it is considered to be the first garden of the nation where roses are conducted with tests to show up the suitability to the climatic conditions. This garden is actually a combined venture of the rose industry, Australian Natural rose trial society and the Adelaide Botanic Garden. A test will be conducted for two continuous growing seasons where all the roses will be treated in equality as per the practices of horticulture. Towards the end of the season and competition, the best performed rose will be awarded.

Apart from these attractions, there is a conservatory known as Australian Bicentenary and it holds the tropical rain-forest plants which are at risk from countries like Papua New Guinea, Pacific Islands, Indonesia and even from North Australia. This is also known as the "The Crystal Pasty" due to its huge stuffed pasty semblance.
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