A unique botanic garden, known for the harsh and stark beauty of the unrelenting landscape that surrounds it.
Commanding fantastic views of the ancient Flinders Ranges, this arid garden showcases a range of arid zone environments across more than 200 hectares. It is home to a number of unique plants and animals and the garden includes over 12 km of walking racks, a visitor centre, interpretive displays, Australia’s largest Eremophila garden, and cafe.
Take your time to browse the gardens, keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife, enjoy the guided and self-guided tours and get some local refreshments in the cafe.
More information can be picked up at the acclaimed visitor centre in Port Augusta or contact the Australian Arid Lands Botanic garden, details through their website.
The projection sundial indicates the time and the date using a bright spot of sunlight projected through a hole in a metal plate. The bright spot of sunlight moves around a figure 8 shaped path (known as an Analemma) for any particular fixed clock hour as the sun’s position varies throughout the year.
Footnote & References
- Analemma – All you need to know about ‘Analemma’.