- 1 km circuit
- 30 mins to 1 hour
- Suitable for
- Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Pram Friendly, Get to by public transport
- Wheelchair accessible
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Wittunga Botanic Garden
- Adelaide City & Suburbs
- Trail manager
- Botanic Gardens of South Australia
- Download maps & GPS files
- 1 map PDF
- 2 GPS files
- 2 website links
- 11 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1 hour or less
About the Walking Route
The Naming Walk is a self-guided wander around Wittunga Botanic Garden. There are 24 interpretative signs (each labelled The Naming Walk) installed throughout the garden, stationed alongside the relevant plant. Discover the interesting origins of many scientific plant names and explains how plants are named scientifically and the origins of their names – whether from a person or a characteristic of the plant.
The walk is not a marked trail as such, but more of a wander around the garden. The signs are easily found. We suggest you follow the main wide bitumen paths to form a loop, and perhaps wander off on some of the smaller side trails.
The park includes a large lake, picnic areas and toilets. The car park and garden entrance is off Shepherds Hill Road at Eden Hills.
The park is open from 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday, and from 10am to 5pm on weekends and public holidays (6pm on weekends during daylight saving.)
Download the brochure and map before you go, or grab one from the information boards near the carpark.
The wide bitumen path is suitable for people of all abilities, including those using mobility aids, wheelchairs and prams. There are some picnic areas along the way for seating. The side paths are not really wheelchair friendly, partly because they are narrower (although this could be ok), and because at the connection point between the main path and the side path there is a angled gutter.
Dogs, bicycles, scooters and skateboards are not permitted in the park. Alcohol, ball games and BYO bbqs are also not permitted.
Although this walk is marked as being Wheelchair Accessible, some people may require assistance.
The Botanical Gardens of South Australia Visitor Information – Accessibility webpage has useful information about accessibility within the gardens, including specific details about carparks, entrances from the street, paths, playgrounds and toilets.