The Barossa Bushgardens in Nuriootpa are open daily from dawn to dusk. The main entrance is at 653 Research Road Nuriootpa. The second main entrance is a walking path via the Coulthard Reserve entrance on Penrice Road - look for the Bushgardens sign. Entry is free.
A video from Channel 9's show Outdoors Indoors showcases the valuable conservation work happening at the Bushgardens, click here.
Barossa Bushgardens Natural Resource Centre is a regional native flora centre, conserving, promoting and supplying the Barossa region's unique local native plants. It is a model social enterprise, and not-for-profit business.
Situated on 7 hectares, The Bushgardens provide a recreational and educational destination for anyone wishing to learn more about and enjoy the region's native plants.
The Labyrinth is a beautiful 13m wide circular walking path for mediation and well-being - click here for further information.
The childrens nature play area hosts a Bush Play Group and the annual October Schol Holiday Nature Play Festival attracts hundreds of children.
The Dementia Friendly Community Garden is a beautiful quiet garden space with easy access, seating and shelter.
For a list of the most common available local native plants listed by soil type and location see "Barossa Local Native Plant List". Over 120 of the Barossa's 400 species are showcased including display gardens such as the CFS Fire-Wise Garden, Sensory Garden, Blue Gum Woodland and The Old Gum Tree Enclosure.
Plants sales are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm; contact the Nursery Manager Pam Payne on (08) 8563 8410. For other suppliers of local Barossa native plants see "Suppliers List". Autumn and early winter are the best times to plant natives.
Walking paths and interpretive signage make a leisurley stroll through the gardens a worthwhile experience. A self-guided brochure is available at the main building entrance, or "Self-Guided Tour Flyers" can be downloaded here.
Tours are popular with community groups and schools. Please contact Ray Duance on (08) 8562 1732 ($5.00 per person or gold coin donation for concession holders) 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 on offer. For more information see one of the original brochures, the Bushgardens Interpretive Sign . Donation boxes are available at both entrances and help this community initiative save native plants from this region.
Barossa Bushgardens Contact Details
See the Barossa Bushgardens Website or Facebook
(08) 8563 8331
0418 823 184
P. (08) 8563 8331
P. (08) 8562 1732
Plant sales – Nursery Manager
Ph (08) 8563 8410
Current Major Sponsors
- The Barossa Council
- Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board
- Treasury Wines
- The Barossa Community Co-Operative
- Friends of Barossa Bushgardens
- Barossa Labyrinth Group
- Carers and Disability Link
- Dementia Friendly Communities Group
- SA Natural Resources Management Boards
- Reconciliation Barossa
- Tanunda Woodlands Group
- Barossa Enterprises
- Barossa Community Options
- Faith Lutheran College
- Nuriootpa High School and Special Education
- Barossa Grape and Wine Association
- Soroptomists Barossa
- Plag Group SA
- Nature Play SA
- Children University, University of Adelaide
- Ahrens Engineering
- Australian Native Plant Society
- Barossa Nursery (Plants Plus)
- BGI Building Group
- Elderton Wines
- Seelander Stone and 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
- Donovan's Earthcare
- Electra Net
- The Herald
- Clayton Scott Funerals
- Aaron Penley and Graham Butler
- Leon and Janice Andretzke
- Torbreck Vintners