Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

We are passionate about connecting children with plants and the natural world!

At the Gardens we have two full time experienced and qualified educators on staff who develop and deliver our education programs. Our educators offer a variety of inquiry based learning programs from preschool to senior secondary.

The programs are aligned to the Australian Curriculum, employ TfEL pedagogies and where possible, have been constructed with students. There are multiple learning experiences available for students at the Adelaide Botanic Garden with new programs being developed for both Mount Lofty and Wittunga Gardens.


Educator Led Learning Programs

Don’t know the Gardens that well? Not a problem! Book your students in for an educator led session!

All our learning programs are delivered by professional, experienced teachers. Our goal is to connect all students with plants so they can make informed decisions for the future.

Our multi-disciplinary learning programs reflect key concepts in the Australian Curriculum, encourage collaboration and incorporate interactive learning opportunities. Pre and post visit learning resources are available to strengthen and enrich the learning attained from the session.

View our range of preschool to senior secondary programs here.


Unique Learning Experiences

Education offers several unique stand-alone programs and events throughout the year. These range from World Environment Day in June, to cross-site learning collaborations with other cultural organisations.

Visit here to view what is currently happening.


Teacher Professional Development

Our qualified educators deliver teacher professional development sessions for all staff from pre-school to senior secondary, covering a wide range of concepts.

All sessions are aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Framework with certificates of attendance issued. We offer professional development sessions either at the Gardens or at your site.

Current professional development can be found here

To enquire about tailored professional development for your site, please contact our education team. 


Self-guided experiences

Self-Guided Learning Experiences at the Botanic Gardens of South Australia are available for school classes at no cost. All self-guided experiences are required to be booked through the Gardens website to avoid overbookings and to support student safety.

Click here for more details about our self-guided experiences