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by Emily Jayde (subscribe)
I am out to find the best of South Australia
Published January 15th 2018
A guide to a day out in Virginia in Adelaides North
Virginia, which is 35 minutes from the city, is an upcoming suburb in Adelaide's north, which offers some great places for a day out.



Virginia Home and Garden (99 Gawler Road, Virginia 5120 SA) is a fantastic place to visit because It offers so much. Virginia Home and Garden is one of Australia's biggest garden centres, including an indoor and outdoor garden centre, a homewares shop and a cafe.

Virginia Home and Garden
Theres plenty of water features to look at all displayed beautifully.


The garden centre is set up beautifully with greenery and statues filling the area. It's easy to find what you need with clearly labelled sections. The garden centre offers a great range of indoor and outdoor plants, pots and water features.

Virginia Home and Garden
All areas are signed so plants are easy to find

For the kids- See what animals they can find


In the middle of the garden centre, you will find Stella's. This shop stocks beautiful luxury homewares, gifts and home decor items. Once you have finished browsing through the garden centre and Stella's, you can stop at Donchos cafe for breakfast or lunch. The restaurant is spacious and inviting, offering a fantastic range of meals and drinks which you can enjoy in the padded booths.

Do you hate when you go to a restaurant and the booths are taken? Not here!


The breakfast menu consists of favourites including raisin toast, eggs on toast, bacon and egg roll, eggs Benedict, big breakfast and pancakes with pricing ranging from $6- $19 and is served till 11.30am.
Grab yourself a latte!


Lunch is served from 11.30am- 3pm, where you can purchase garlic bread, fries or wedges or for a bigger meal can order burgers, foccacia, salads, seafood meals, schnitzels and steak ranging from $6- $25.

If you have kids, there are also two great parks to visit in Virginia for a lot of outdoor fun. The first is located next to the oval on Old Port Wakefield Road. This playground includes a wide variety of play equipment and a basketball hoop. The oval is great too if you have some older kids who might like to enjoy playing with a ball.

Playground located off Old Portwakefield Road


For the adults, if you're feeling a bit active, there is is adult exercise equipment to do those sit-ups and arm weights you've been meaning to get around to.

The second park is located in the new Virginia grove area located at the end of Sheedy road. This landscaped reserve includes in-ground trampolines, a slide, monkey bars and a large grassed area for kicking the footy or other activities. There is also shaded seated benches for parents to enjoy a chat or to bring your own picnic food to enjoy for lunch.

Hours of fun at this new playground in Virginia Grove


In this new area in Virginia, there is also a big and modern display village showcasing homes from Adelaide's biggest builders including Rossdale, Sterling, Statesman Homes, Hickinbotham, Fairmont Homes and Format. I love walking through display homes and wondering why my home doesn't look as spectacular as the interiors of the display village homes. My favourites are the two Format homes on the right as soon as you enter the display village, these homes are amazing!

Display Homes, Virginia
Format Homes


Display Village is open Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm.
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Why? A garden centre, gift shop, resturant, 2 amazing playground and a display village, enjoy a day out in Virginia!
Phone: 8380 9560
Where: Virginia South Australia 5120
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Love the garden centre.
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