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Where are Adelaide's Best Gardens?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published October 3rd 2011
When you need to step back from life and take some time to relax, there can be no better place than one of Adelaide's beautiful gardens. They give you a chance to escape from anything causing you stress, and let you focus on the gorgeous sights, sounds, and smells around you. We're looking for Adelaide's best gardens, a green oasis where you can really relax. We have a few ideas, but we need your help to find the best.

The Adelaide Botanical Gardens are a good place to start, they're the biggest and most well known gardens in Adelaide. It is easy to find a romantic spot by the creek to sit with a loved one, or to take a private stroll down some secluded paths. The Botanic Gardens are also interesting, and there are exotic plants and flowers throughout the garden. Some highlights are the rainforests held inside the Bicentennial Conservatory, and the giant lilies, which are a rare sight to find in bloom.

Another beautiful area can be found at the Veale Gardens. They're on the opposite end of town, on South Terrace, and at first glance may just appear like another part of the parklands. You can find plenty of private spots among the gardens, that make beautiful places to set up a picnic. There is a beautiful rose garden to stroll through, which almost feels like you could be visiting a French chateau, and there are also multiple water features which create your own private oasis.

Also along South Terrace are the Adelaide-Himeji Gardens. These are a bit different from most of Adelaide's European inspired gardens, as this one comes straight from Japan. You can contemplate as you stare out over the 'Kate-Senzui', the Sea of Sand, or just listen to the peaceful flow of water from the miniature waterfall. It is not only a beautiful place, but a sanctuary of zen that really will help calm your nerves.

If you're up for a long drive then you should also check out the Strathalbyn Soldiers Memorial Gardens. The Angas River winds through these gardens that are characterised by some tall palms, plenty of trees, rolling green grass, and the view of the beautiful church. The Memorial Gardens also have something fun for the kids, because you'll be able to find a playground for them to enjoy.

So let us know where you go to give your mind a rest, or which garden inspires your creative streak. We know Adelaide is full of beautiful gardens, but we want your opinion on which one is the best.
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