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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
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Published January 8th 2016
Palm Plantation at Cavan has been on our To-do list for a long time and we finally got around to visiting it this year. This place came to our attention because of its expanse of lush, green palm trees landscapes along Port Wakefield Road.

Palm Plantation, Palm Trees Landscape, Adelaide
Palm Trees Landscape (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The drive to Palm Plantation is an exploration – we entered the address into our GPS and it brought us along roads lined by industrial buildings on both sides. For a while, we wondered if we were on the right track. Then we arrived at the entrance and the 'plantation' is sitting there like a tropical oasis. The relaxed atmosphere of the place is reflected by the answer we got when we asked about parking. We were told to "park anywhere we want".

Palm Plantation, Palm Plantation Entrance, Adelaide
Palm Plantation Entrance (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Palm Plantation is a garden centre specialising in palms and boasts that they have South Australia's largest range of mature acclimatised palms. Most of their displays have palms as the hero accompanied by other sun loving plants. There were quite a number of species of beautiful Hibiscus plants for sale and as part of the landscape.

Palm Plantation, Mature Palms, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Palm Plantation, Other Plants, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Apart from mature palms, Palm Plantation also has the largest Bird of Paradise plants we have ever seen.

Palm Plantation, Bird of Paradise, Adelaide
Bird of Paradise (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


To most people, palms evoke visions of the tropics and beach vacations. If you need a tropical photo setting, then head to Palm Plantation. They have an area with fine sand and palm trees that will give the illusion that the photo is taken on a tropical beach. This setting is probably set up for wedding shoots as Palm Plantation has a function centre for holding wedding and other functions. Unfortunately the function centre was undergoing repairs when we were there so we don't have a nice picture of it.

Palm Plantation, Tropical Setting, Adelaide
Tropical Setting (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Besides sun loving plants, Palm Plantation also has a shaded area that house a small collection of shade loving plants like ferns.

Palm Plantation, Ferns, Adelaide
Ferns (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


We thoroughly enjoyed our leisurely morning walk through this tropical garden centre and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys meandering among plants and flowers.
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When: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm; Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
Phone: (08) 8262 7001
Where: 34 Cardiff Ct, Cavan, SA 5094
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