Wittunga Botanic Garden. Adelaide Botanic Gardens.

Wittunga: Curating a Historic Garden

Join Curator Evan Brougham, for a guided tour of Wittunga Botanic Garden. 

On this gentle stroll, you will explore the origins of Wittunga – once owned by the Ashby family – and how it became a botanic garden. Learn about the South African and South Australian native plant collections favoured by the Ashby family, who travelled incredible distances to collect seeds and grow them in the homestead garden. 

Discover the similarities between plants from the South African Fynbos and Western Australian Heath Beds, and the collection’s current conservation value.

Explore the horticultural practices used today – once championed by the Ashby family many years ago – along with new practices that get the best out of the plants whilst keeping the heritage and legacy of Wittunga alive.

Presented by Adelaide Botanic Gardens