The Waite Arboretum
The Waite Arboretum occupies 30 hectares and contains about 2,300 specimens representing more than 800 species in 200 genera, all growing under natural annual rainfall of 624 mm.
Open free to the public every day of the year from dawn to dusk except on Fire Ban Days, metropolitan fire district. (CFS Hotline 1300 362361). For the tranquillity of the park and to protect wildlife, dogs are not allowed in the Arboretum. Guide dogs are permitted.
Every tree is labelled and mapped. Special collections include eucalypts, palms, dragon trees, pears and oaks.
What's on in the Arboretum
Free guided walks of the Waite Arboretum are held on the first Sunday of every month. The walk starts at 11:00am and ends at 12:30pm
Meet the guide at the entrance of Urrbrae House.
Bookings are not necessary.
Groups of 10 or more can book guided walks on other days and times by arrangement. Charges apply.
Monday 13 April 2015 7.30 pm at Urrbrae House
The Friends of the Waite Arboretum Annual General Meeting with guest speaker Dr Pamela A. Smith
Pamela co-ordinated the Adelaide Hills Face Zone Cultural Heritage Project between 2002 and 2005 and will tell us why she believes the zone is 'one of the best preserved colonial landscapes - anywhere.' Event flyer - Friends of the Waite Arboretum AGM.
History of the Waite Arboretum
The Arboretum was established on land given by Peter Waite to the University of Adelaide, to be held upon trust and in perpetuity as a park or garden for the enjoyment of the public.
Planting of trees from around the world began in 1928.
The Waite Arboretum Logo
The Dragon Tree
Arboretum and Gardens Support
- The Friends of the Waite Arboretum
- Palm and Cycad Society
- Mediterranean Garden Society (SA)
- Heritage Rose Society