Rhododendron Trail, Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens

Walking Trail Facts
1 km return
1-2 hours
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
Adelaide Hills
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Travel options
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Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Rhododendron Trail, Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens

About the Walking Trail

The diverse genus Rhododendron, with over 800 species, is well represented in the gully. Some are evergreen, some deciduous and others are endangered in their natural habitats.

Rhododendron species are found in temperate forests of the northern hemisphere, especially the Himalayas and western China, and much of south east Asia right own to the northern tip of Australia. The species vary in size from large trees to tiny ground covering shrubs.

The gully was first planted with Rhododendron species in the early 1960s. The kaleidoscope of colour when they flower in spring and early summer is breathtaking.

View more flowering photos of the gully.


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