1pm Friday, 17 September
Learn how to save water and increase production by using wicking beds to grow vegetables and help us plant our first garden bed in our Food for the Soul Community Garden.
9:30am-12pm Wednesday, 29 September 2021
1pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 29 September 2021
Children love spending time outdoors and they will love our Nature Play Festival even more.
We have lots on offer, including Muddy Puddle, Nature Play area with sandpit, feel path, labyrinth, tipi, nature trail, games, craft, and nature hunt. Kristen Messenger from Bugs 'n Slugs will have a selection of different insects and other critters to explore. Also very important, a coffee van for the parents!
Book into either the morning or afternoon session and don't miss out!
9:30am-12pm Thursday, 30 September 2021
A day in nature for families with different abilities.
We offer different activities, including messy play, sensory experiences and reduced noise environments.
A traffic light system will help families to choose the right activities and chat boards will help with communication.
5.30pm - 7pm, Friday, 1 October 2021
Feel part of something bigger. Meander at twilight through the Barossa Bushgardens with a guide, and wrap yourself in the welcoming arms of 130+ species of Indigenous plants, taking in the full sensory experience up close and personal.
Home to rare or critically endangered species of the region, the gardens showcase those species according to plant associations, display gardens, teaching points and incorporating a diversity of vegetation.
You will meet the stately 400 year old River Red Gum, nursed back to life by volunteers, standing sentinel proudly, and keeping an eye on daily life as it unfolds.
And under the canopy of the night sky, take the path to walk the Barossa Community Labyrinth by torchlight. Follow the twists and turns all the way to the centre, pause, and then retrace your steps back out again.
Limited spaces available.
Note: Please bring a torch.
1pm - 3pm, Friday, 8 October 2021
Learn about the principles of a site survey and bring some weeds from home that you want to identify. Greg Donovan will talk about different control methods and how to avoid off target damage.
12pm - 4pm, Sunday, 10 October 2021
As part of Mental Health Month 2021, Come and explore the natural environment of the Bushgardens, relax, eat and listen to live music. Create and participate in various activities for all ages. Connect to nature, to each other, to yourself through mindfulness activities.
Bookings essential: 0409 284 983
1pm - 2.30pm Friday, 22 October
Take part in a massive biological survey, spanning the whole Southern Hemisphere. Join us on the Friday to learn how to use the iNaturalist App on your phone or computer and help us record animals, plants, fungi and insects in the gardens.
Gain the confidence at the workshop and keep recording in your backyard, park or conservation park as part of the Great Southern Bioblitz running from 22 - 25 October.
If you want to take part at the bioblitz at the Bushgardens, register for free with
https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/projects/barossa-bushgardens-bbg Note: You can register with the project as part of the workshop. There is no registration needed to take part in the workshop.
If you are already using iNaturalist and want to take part at the Barossa Valley bioblitz, register at https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/projects/great-southern-bioblitz-2021-barossa-valley-region-south-australia