State Herbarium Open Day

About time bannerThe State Herbarium of South Australia will be open to the public on 9 & 10 May 2015 as part of the About Time: South Australia’s History Festival.

The heritage-listed 1909 Tram Barn A was once part of a complex housing the Adelaide tram fleet.  Now the State Herbarium, it houses over one million plant specimens instead. See some of the first plants collected in the state on Matthew Flinders’ voyage and learn how all these dried specimens are critical to the effective preservation of living plants.

Read more about Tram Barn A (1.15mb pdf), the State Herbarium (733kb PDF) and the over one million plant specimens (561kb pdf) in booklets published by the institution.

Guided walking tours will be available on both 9 & 10 May at 11am & 1pm (duration 45-60 min, max. 15 persons per tour).

Bookings are essential.


Tram and bus depot, Hackney Road, 1956 (photo: DEWNR).