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SALA Exhibition at Barossa Bushgardens

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Quirky, pretty and I wish I had that in my garden
Barossa Bushgardens is an outdoor park like setting where many Australian native plants are grown. The public is welcome to stroll about and view the way our indigenous plants grow.

The bushgardens are hosting an exhibition of outdoor sculpture and other artworks during this year's S.A. Living Artists Festival.

SALA 2016, Barossa Bushgardens
A polished metal sculpture looks striking against the native plants. Image by Out and About.


The gate seems to be left open during SALA, so if you are touring around the SALA Barossa Cuircuit you could probably leave this one till late in the day and you will still get in. Enter via Research Road, Nuriootpa. Some artworks are on the drive way. The car park is under construction so park anywhere and walk up to the volunteers shed.

SALA 2016, Barossa Bushgardens
Handy plastic covered maps are at the shed. Image by Out and About.


Here at the front door, you will see some maps of the garden and a list of artists who have work displayed. These are to use for your walk around, but remember to put them back when you are done. Toilets are to the left of the building. The garden is to the left of the shed.

SALA 2016, Barossa Bushgardens
Local artists have many types of outdoor artworks on display. This one is a small table or seat with mosaic work of magpies. Image by Out and About.


I like the way that some of the artworks are small and you almost need to go hunting for them. Some like this one were attached to a fence. It is a fun walk around looking at the art in the garden. Kids would like it here and the ground is flat and dirt paths are so easy for all to walk around.

SALA 2016, Barossa Bushgardens
Dragonfly on the fence. Image by Out and About.


The exhibition is well worth a stop on the Barossa SALA Circuit and is easy to find. Leave the main street of Murray Street and turn right at the high school into Penrice Road. Go past the caravan park and turn left into Research Road at the next intersection. About 50 metres along you will see the driveway. It would take 30- 40 minutes to view all the art works and longer if you wish to study the plants. There are about 25 interesting artworks here, so can you find them all?

SALA 2016, Barossa Bushgardens
A humorous BBQ seat sculpture work. Image by Out and About.
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Why? Take a drive to see something unique and beautiful
When: on now until the end of August, garden open 7 days dawn to dusk
Where: Barossa Bushgardens, 653 Research Rd, Light Pass SA
Cost: Free
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