Fork in Blackwood – Wittunga Botanic Gardens

Fork in Blackwood – Wittunga Botanic Gardens

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Fork on the Road is heading up the Hill, to Blackwood to the Wittunga Botanic Gardens on Shepherds Hill Road on Saturday 17 October between 12pm and 4pm

This free event is a combination between Fork on the Road, with the Botanic Gardens to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Wittunga Botanic Garden opening to the public.

This will feature all your favourite Food Trucks, vans, drinks, live music from the Band of SA Police and children’s activities

Nature Play SA will offer a range of children’s activities, along with Dig-A-Dino and PlaiSpace, while guided tours of the Blackwood-based Garden’s stunning Australian and South African living collections will also take place.

All you information for our Fork Saturday Wittunga Botanic Garden in Blackwood
Time – 12-4pm
Address – Wittunga Botanic Gardens, Shepherds Hill Road
Parking – Available in the Blackwood High and on-street.
Entertainment – Music from the Band of SA Police, Nature Play SADig A Dino and PLAI
Nature Play SA, Dig A Dino, and PLAI
Drinks – Bickford’s Australia and Pirate Life Brewing

Food – Burger TheoryChimichurri Grillgive peas a chanceWienerBagoThe Satay HutSookii La La Street Food (new vendor, yum), The Little Cake TinLa Cantina Co.Cheesy StreetDelectaballsSkwishLa ChivaPhat Buddha Rolls, Taste of Spain, Four Seedsloca popsChurrOZ Adelaide, Espresso at Events, Juice QuestAll Fired Up Wood Oven Pizzaand Honey Puff Ladies

Bring your rugs and chairs, there’s a great lawn and maginifcient trees, and make sure you take a walk around this gorgeous oasis of a garden!!!

More Information (many thanks to Botanic Gardens staff for their support, input, organisation and this information)

* The weather is looking fabulous
* To help keep the area safe for pedestrians, the speed limit will be slowed along Shepherds Hill Road.
* You can catch a train to the Wittunga 40th Celebration – the Belair line stops just near the Garden. Jump off at the Coromandel Station and make your way along Woodleigh Rd or Brighton Parade, take a left on Fern Road and you’ll see the entrance ahead on Sherbourne Road. Trains arrives and departs every hour!
* Car parking is available at the Blackwood High and Primary School. Parking is also available on neighbouring streets near the Garden.
* If parking on the street, please be neighbourly – don’t park in front of people’s driveways.
* To assist with safety, the Wittunga Botanic Garden car park is closed for the event (except for disabled parking). Parking is available near-by – see map for details.
* Disabled parking is available at the Wittunga Botanic Garden car park (please note, this car park is closed to the public on the day of the event.)
* Please remember this event is licensed and there is NO BYO.
* Although we love dogs, as the event is being held in a Botanic Garden, there are no dogs allowed. Please leave your furry friends at home on this occasion, sorry.














Botanic Gardens of South Australia Director, Stephen Forbes, said the event was a chance to celebrate one of the state’s most interesting and historic gardens, and pay tribute to the Ashby family, who bequeathed Wittunga to the Botanic Gardens.

“Wittunga Botanic Garden is filled with treasures, from uniquely Australian Hakeas and Banksias to diverse South African Ericas and stunning Proteas” Mr Forbes (Botanic Gardens of South Australia Director) said.

“Celebrating lake-side with food, music and friends – cut off from suburbia – you’ll get a sense of what makes Wittunga so special, and if you’re lucky you might even spy an inquisitive koala or two.”

Saturday, 17 October
Wittunga Botanic Garden, Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood 12pm – 4pm

Find out more about Wittunga Botanic Garden at the Botanic Gardens of South Australia website,

Find out more about Fork on the Road and upcoming dates at our website