Barossa Bushgardens

Barossa Bushgardens in Nuriootpa are open daily from dawn to dusk. The main gate on Research Rd is open for pedestrian, vehicle access and plant sales on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 4pm. 

There is also seven day pedestrian access off Penrice Rd Coulthard Reserve entrance on Penrice Road, just follow the signs. 

Barossa Bushgardens is a regional native flora centre, conserving, promoting and supplying the Barossa region's unique local native plants. It is a model social enterprise, a not-for-profit business.

Idyllically situated on a 7 hectare site on Research Road Nuriootpa, this community project provides a reference point for anyone wishing to learn more about the region's local native plants.

For information on local native plants listed according to soil type and location, go to our "Barossa Local Native Plant List". Over 100 of the Barossa's 400 species are showcased at Barossa Bushgardens regional native flora centre, including display gardens such as  the CFS Fire-wise Garden, the Truly Australian Front Garden, the Sensory Garden, the Eremophila Garden the Grassland Boulevard, and The Old Gum Tree Enclosure. 

Other suppliers of local Barossa native plants are listed on the "Suppliers List". Autumn and early winter are the best times to plant natives.

For plant and seed sales contact nursery manager Yvonne Riley on 0448 676 348 or (08) 8563 8330 during working hours, preferably Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Local native seedlings are also on sale at the Bushgardens stand at Barossa Nursery, Barossa Valley Way, Nuriootpa, (08 8562 2288).

Walking trails, interpretive signage and individually signed plants make a leisurely stroll through the gardens a worthwhile experience. "Self-Guided Tour Flyers" can be downloaded here or collected at the entrance. Guided tours are available by contacting Ray Duance on (08) 8562 1732 ($5.00 per person), or the Bushgardens Natural Resource Centre on  (08) 8563 8330.

Open Day Plant Sales are held twice a year in May and September. Thousands of local seedlings are available for sale, and guided tours and workshops are also on offer. See the Barossa Bushgardens Website or the Facebook page of The Friends of the Barossa Bushgardens (FOBBG)  who help organise events and have a tax deductable membership of $10.00 (FOBBG sandisimons@bigpond.com).

Entry is free. Donations are appreciated. Open to the public 365 days a year.

For more information on the Bushgardens’ see the  Bushgardens Interpretive Sign 

  

Barossa Bushgardens Contact Details

E-mail
bushgardens@barossa.sa.gov.au 

General Phone
P.(08) 8563 8330

Chairperson

Kate Jenkins
P.(08) 8566 2553

Coordinator

Naomi Rea
P. (08) 8563 8331

Guided Tours and Workshop enquiries

Ray Duance
P. (08) 8562 1732

Seedling & Seed sales – Nursery Manager

Yvonne Riley
Ph (08)  8563 8330

Chairperson

Friends of the Barossa Bushgardens

Current Major Sponsors

  • The Barossa Council
  • Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board
  • Penfolds Wines
  • Elderton Wines
  • The Barossa Community Co-Operative 
  • Friends of Barossa Bushgardens

 Sponsors

  • Ahrens Engineering
  • BGI Building Group
  • Seelander Stone & Sand Supplies
  • Penrice Mining Operations
  • John Falland Australia
  • Falkenberg Landscaping
  • Barossa Quarries
  • Rotary Club of Adelaide
  • Rotary Club of Barossa Districts
  • Barossa Community Store
  • Office National
  • Country Fire Service
  • Donovon’s Earthcare
  • Barossa Nursery (Plants Plus)
  • Electra Net
  • The Herald
  • Clayton Scott Funerals
  • Aaron Penley & Graham Butler
  • Leon & Janice Andretzke
  • Torbreck Vintners

 Supporters

  • Sustainable Landscapes Project
  • Australia’s Open Garden Scheme
  • Donovan’s Earthcare