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Bicentennial Conservatory

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Address: Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide, South Australia 2004, Australia
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We really liked this place. Some weird and wonderful plants, including the plant that only blooms for one day, I think it is every 3 or 5 years, and smells disgusting..thankfully... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
Frances F
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

'Not as it used to be' is definitely correct. Recently took the kids and was underwhelmed at the variety of plants and the condition of the whole conservatory. It needs a renovation and some love put back into it. *** Suggestion from 3 children + 1 adult : please turn this into a butterfly house, similar to the one in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

To save money they turned of the heating. Now it just a warm house. Any plants that could not survive the lack of heat...well that was bad luck. Not what it once was. Pity.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Lots to see and do at the gardens amazing waterlilies never seen before must visit flowers everywhere especially the roses were to die for lovely Victorian glasshouse with a palm i have never seen before must visit

2 Thank Songul2K
Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Bicentennial Conservatory looks like it gets lumped in with the Botanic Gardens but it truly deserves the time to enjoy and post as a separate review. So that is what I am doing! We enjoyed the Botanic Garden and the Conservatory is a spectacular part of the whole experience. Not as hot as we thought it may be, it... More 

2 Thank JGDynamo
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We really liked this place. Some weird and wonderful plants, including the plant that only blooms for one day, I think it is every 3 or 5 years, and smells disgusting..thankfully it was not in bloom while we were there. Staff on hand to answer questions too. Lots of very strange looking, but interesting trees and plants. Worth a visit... More 

2 Thank Frances F
Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Authentic piece of the tropics in the middle of Adelaide. The plants were thriving in the Conservatory, although the atmosphere was a little sterile. Perhaps this feeling was exacerbated by the fact that we actually come from a rainforest area and are used to the sounds of the tropical forest, as well as the smells. A little added colour would... More 

1 Thank Diane B
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

Well worth a visit when in the Botanic Gardens. Originally designed as a tropical conservatory the heating has been turned off and only demisting happens but the display of temperate rainforest plants including ferns, palms and gingers which survive and thrive under these conditions is quite impressive. It's special because you can walk up onto the walkways and look down... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 November 2014

Free. Big. Curved. Tall. Glass. Huge plants. Ponds. Turtles. Misting watering systems. Timber walkways. Tropical atmosphere. Very enjoyable.

1 Thank rosivdapirt101
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Have been here a few times when visiting the gardens. The plants are dying and the small containers which are supposed to display insects are empty. Such a shame that this lovely building has not been looked after.

3 Thank 666hel666
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Situated in the parklands surrounding the city centre, the Bicentennial Conservatory houses a rainforest. Entry is now free. There is a raised walkway, making it easy to do a loop of the forest. No stairs means this is wheelchair friendly. If you are going to the Botanic Park or Botanic Gardens, go and have a look.

2 Thank Andrew M

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