Adelaide Botanic Gardens Native Plant Trail

2 Hours And Under
Tarndanya (Adelaide), South Australia
Bush Food
Year Round
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Take a walk with local guide Tjimari to gain an understanding of different native flora and fauna in the heart of the city. The Aboriginal Native Plant trail takes you through the Adelaide Botanical Gardens on a journey to learn and explore.

Learn the importance of social structures within communities, food systems, seasonal food trails, hunting techniques and more.

Located on Kaurna land, this is a leisurely guided walk learning about Aboriginal culture and history.

Location

Adelaide Botanic Gardens, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

What to expect

Take a leisurely walk around the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and learn about Aboriginal bush foods and plant uses and some social history of the area. Discover and learn about:

  • Traditional hunting techniques.
  • Various food gathering practices.
  • How boomerangs are made.
  • Where to find bush medicines.
  • Social history of the area.

What is included

Departure is from the Friends Gate on Plane Tree Drive

Duration: 2 hours

Includes: Aboriginal guide, along with Aboriginal interpretations and knowledge.

Approximately 3km easy walk.

A café is located in the gardens if you wish to stay on for refreshments or lunch.

Meeting point

Adelaide Botanic Gardens – “Friends Gate” (back entrance: enter from Plane Tree Drive) Please arrive 10 mins prior to departure time

What to bring

Camera
Hat
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Walking shoes
Water bottle

YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER

Kumarninthi Cultural Tours

The word ""Kumarninthi"" is from the Kaurna language group, meaning ""Becoming One"".

Founded by Tjimari Sanderson-Milera, an Aboriginal man from the language groups Kokatha (West Coast), Narungga (Yorke Peninsula), Kaurna (Adelaide Plains) which are coastal communities in South Australia and Adnyamathanha (Flinders Ranges) where he has spent a lot of time growing up and being on Country with family.

Growing up, Tjimari has always been involved in his culture through family, dance and art. He is very connected to his culture and continues to connect to his culture, Country and Elders.

Over years of working varied jobs through corporate organisations, living in other states around Australia and experiencing the world, it became clear to Tjimari how broken and disconnected this country is. The unfortunate divide in society, experienced by many, can be changed for future generations, starting with the kids of today and by sharing his culture with as many people as he can reach, through the experiences and programs offered through his cultural learning business, Kumarnithi.

By creating awareness, new learnings, shifting perceptions, sharing Aboriginal culture and rich history, Tjimari is working toward a better future for all.

Ready for an experience you won't forget?