First opened in 1977, the crescent-shaped Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is situated on 97 hectares on the eastern slopes of Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills east of Adelaide in South Australia. The cooler, wetter location suits plants from temperate climates which are difficult to grow on the Adelaide Plains. Amongst the native Australian flora are cultivated plants from cool climates including Rhododendron and Magnolia and the National Species Rose Collection. Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is one of three gardens that comprise the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide.
Aitken, Richard (2006). Seeds of change : an illustrated history of Adelaide Botanic Garden. Adelaide : Board of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium.