State Herbarium Open Day (2013)


The State Herbarium of South Australia will be open to the public on 4 and 5 May 2013 during Open House Adelaide 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 and the over one million plant specimens in booklets published by State Herbarium staff.

Guided walking tours will be available on both 4 and 5 May, 2013 at 11am and 1pm.

Bookings are essential.