The Adelaide Botanic Garden Palm House is a rare example of the larger iron and glass botanical houses of the mid-late 19th Century made possible by the technological developments of the Industrial Revolution. It is an excellent example of a sophisticated tensile structure and its design by the German architect Gustav ... Continue Reading »
Adelaide Parklands Sites
Although established as a free colony in 1836 without convict labour, South Australia by 1840 had enough lawbreakers to warrant the erection of a secure gaol. Designs were therefore prepared by George Kingston and in 1840-41 the first section of a gaol, in the parklands adjacent to the corner of ... Continue Reading »
Nestled in the lush Adelaide Botanic Gardens, the Museum of Economic Botany is a fine example of nineteenth century commitment to scientific progress. This elegant building is built in a classic Greek style and houses changing exhibitions and collections. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am- 4pm.