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Director: Dr Jennifer Gardner
Waite Arboretum
Urrbrae House - Waite Campus
The University of Adelaide
SA 5064

+61 8 8313 7405

Waite Arboretum

The Waite Arboretum occupies 30 hectares and contains about 2,200 specimens representing more than 800 species in 200 genera, all growing under natural annual rainfall of 626 mm. Every tree is labelled and mapped. Special collections include eucalypts, pears, banksias and oaks.

The Arboretum is adjacent to Urrbrae House Historic Precinct and the Waite Conservation Reserve.



History of the Waite Arboretum

The Arboretum was established on land given by Peter Waite to the University of Adelaide, to be held upon trust and in perpetuity as a park or garden for the enjoyment of the public. Planting of trees from around the world began in 1928.

Click here to learn more about the Waite Arboretum logo - Dragon tree.

The Waite Arboretum Logo


Arboretum and Gardens Support

The Friends of the Waite Arboretum