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Wittunga Botanic Garden

Specialising in southern hemisphere wildflowers

Sited in the Adelaide hills town of Blackwood the park was originally the property of Edwin Ashby and his family. Edwin and his son Keith developed a garden that included many Australian & South African plants e.g., heathland plants (erica, protea, leucadendrons & leucospermum) the majority coming from the Cape Province district in South Africa which has a climate similar to Adelaide (Australia). Eucalypts and their close relatives and other closely related genera are also grown including agonis, callistemon, kunzea, calothamnus, leptospermum & melaleuca.

Best times for flowers - Erica in September, Banksia June to October & Melaleuca September to October.

Birdlife at the billabong includes purple swamphen, wood duck and black duck.

The eucalypt collection is an ideal habitat for honeyeaters, rosella, lorikeet and other parrots.
A stroll through Wittunga, August 2013
A stroll through Wittunga, August 2013
A stroll around Wittunga in early autumn, 2011
A stroll around Wittunga in early autumn, 2011
Feeding the ducks
Feeding the ducks
Garden - S. African heathland plants
Garden - S. African heathland plants
Garden beds
Garden beds
The Naming Walk sign
The Naming Walk sign
Wittunga Lake
Wittunga Lake
Trees
Trees
Erica
Erica
Hakea
Hakea
Leucadendron
Leucadendron
Erica
Erica
Wittunga Lake
Wittunga Lake
Park table
Park table
Lake
Lake
Banksia
Banksia
Garden beds
Garden beds
South African plants
South African plants
Pathway between the trees
Pathway between the trees
Billabong
Billabong
Hakea
Hakea
Felicia
Felicia
Eucalypt
Eucalypt
Leucadendron bush
Leucadendron bush
Protea
Protea
Leucadendron
Leucadendron
Hakea
Hakea
Reflections on the billabong
Reflections on the billabong
Reeds
Reeds
Wittunga Lake
Wittunga Lake
Duck on the billabong
Duck on the billabong
Billabong
Billabong
Billabong overflow
Billabong overflow
Banksia ericafolia
Banksia ericafolia
Wittunga Lake
Wittunga Lake
Reeds
Reeds
Erica
Erica
Sedge
Sedge
Eucalyptus trees
Eucalyptus trees
Grevillea
Grevillea
Ducks on the grass
Ducks on the grass
Grassed area
Grassed area
Walkway
Walkway
Eucalyptus tree in January
Eucalyptus tree in January
Leucodendron
Leucodendron
Water birds
Water birds
Hakea
Hakea
Duck on the billabong
Duck on the billabong
Yellow leucadendron
Yellow leucadendron
Seats
Seats
Gazania
Gazania
Protea
Protea