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Published October 31st 2014
Spring brings out the best in colour and greenery in Adelaide's streets, but which one is the prettiest ? Is it Victoria Avenue in Unley Park, or perhaps Claremont Avenue in Netherby ? My top five green roads in and around Adelaide and SA are listed below.
From North Terrace to Victoria Drive, Frome Road provides a majestic canopy of greenery. The first Plane Trees were planted here over 100 years ago. In spring, the magnificent greenery provides shade for pedestrians, cyclists and cars, while autumn provides a fantastic array of colours as the leaves dwindle and eventually fall.
These date palms were planted during the depression just over 80 years ago, and have become a icon that represents Seppeltsfield. With over 2000 date palms spread along several stretches of road in to Seppeltsfield, it is no wonder that this road is a tourist attraction and a regular feature in the Santos Tour Down Under every year.
The Barossa Valley Way from Gawler to Nuriootpa is a beautiful stretch of road that passes through farming land, vineyards and towns. My personal favourite stretch is the entrance in to Tanunda, with perfectly maincured pine trees surrounded by roses and other annuals.
Lady Gowrie Drive from Largs to Outer Harbour is lined with hundreds of Norfolk Island Pines. These grand and imposing pine trees are visible from several kilometres away, and from the sky on aircraft landings, and provide a welcome windbreak for local residents while making the road one of the most scenic beach side trips in Adelaide.
My personal favourite during November is Northcote Terrace at Gilberton. The blooming Jacarandas provide a purple haze which are a photographer's delight, while also providing travellers with something to marvel at on their travels.