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Where are the Best Gardens in the Adelaide Hills?

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Published May 12th 2013
We love the great outdoors in Australia and South Australia's Adelaide Hills have produced some of the most stunning gardens. But where are the most beautiful gardens in the Adelaide Hills?

The Adelaide Hills have four distinct seasons which offer something unusual and different in each one:

In Spring they come alive with bulbs, in the Summer season they provide a welcome relief from the heat, Autumn brings beautiful colours and Winter, the most romantic mists and lovely scenery.

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Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens *Image wikimedia commons, Diana Quinn


So where are the best Gardens in Adelaide Hills; to get the ball rolling, a few that you may like to visit include:

Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens has a over 97 hectares of Magnolias, Rhododendrons, Ferns, Camelias, Roses and native plants along several walking trails. If you climb to the top of the trails you can see lovely views of the Piccadilly Valley along with some picnic areas. If you do not want to do it on your own, every Thursday at 10:30 am in autumn and spring there are guided walks.

Entry to the garden is free.

Daylily Garden is at Kumnick Hill Rd in Lemswood.
It originated in the 1950s with the planting of significant trees, including the Canadian redwoods, Copperbeech, Pecan and Liquid Amber.

The plantings have been designed so that no matter what time of the year you arrive, there will something for you to see.

Al Ru farm
This is a beautiful garden, with lovely boarded features including a woodland garden and rose garden, filled with white daffodils and freesias.

It also has a garden pavilion bed-and-breakfast and an antique shop.

It is necessary to book to come here

Hans Heysens
This cedars is located at Haysen Rd in Hahndorf, you can take a guided tour of the historic home, studio and garden of our famous Australian artist, Sir Hans Heysen.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday and there is also a walking trail.

If you love Japanese gardens and rock work, you'll find this at Barrett Uley Vineyard in Cornish Rd, Summertown. It is also a cellar door - complete with waterfalls and rock gardens.

Do you know some other beautiful Adelaide Hills Gardens?
We would love to hear from you; please add in your thoughts in the comments box on this article to share with us you favourite Adelaide Hills Gardens.
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Stangate House Edgeware Rd Aldgate in the Adelaide Hills
by soupson (score: 2|133) 1650 days ago
Why not come to the Stirling markets on the fourth Sunday of each month, you won t be disappointed, great eats , coffee, and the Main Street is a picture garden no matter what the season, let the children climb on the old steamroller in Steamroller Park, or enjoy a hot bowl of soup at the Organic Market Cafe, adjacent to he market, Fun for all.
by marga (score: 0|6) 1647 days ago

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