Adelaide, Southern Australia’s coastal capital cosmopolitan.  Ringed by parklands it is a centre of culture being home to many museums, cultural festivals etc.,.  Famed for its wines Adelaide is also known as the ‘Wine Capital’ of Australia.  With much to attract tourists it is no wonder that thousands flock to Adelaide for fun and frolic. Accommodation in Adelaide caters to all types of visitors but for those seeking up market luxury accommodation among hotels in Adelaide CBD an excellent choice would be Oaks Horizons, a spacious, stylish apartment style hotel on North Terrace in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD.

Among the many attractions in Adelaide is the Adelaide Botanic Garden which was officially opened in 1857.it spread over 125 acres in the north-east corner of the Adelaide city center in the Adelaide Parklands. The other two Botanic Gardens in Adelaide are Wittunga and the Mt.Lofty Botanic Gardens. The Palm House is home to the palm collection of the gardens.

The Rose Garden is actually the National Rose Trial Garden where the roses are tested for their suitability for the diverse climates of the continent. The flowers bloom here in all their glory and at the end of two growing seasons experienced rosarians will judge the roses and the best ones will receive an award. “Sir Cliff Richard” is a rose planted by and named after the famous singer. The beautiful pink blossom is very popular with the singing icon’s fans and sales support the Bone Growth Foundation.

The Bicentennial Conservatory built as part of Adelaide’s Australian Bicentenary celebrations is the largest single span conservatory in the Southern Hemisphere and is home to ‘at risk’ or endangered tropical plants from northern Australia, south Pacific, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.

The Santos Museum of Economic Botany is devoted to collecting and interpreting plants deemed as useful.  This Museum and the Goodman Building fall in. to the category of Historic Buildings.

These and the other attractions at the Adelaide Botanic gardens make it well worth a visit.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.

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