The South Australian Mediterranean Garden Society is responsible for a garden which forms part of the Waite historic precinct, owned by the University of Adelaide.
We stage working bees 4 times a year for members to help plant, plant, weed and prune the Australian natives which feature in this garden.
A design team composed of Viesturs Cielens, Susan Phillips and Berenice Carrington together with input from the wide community developed a master plan for the gardens surrounding Urrbrae House in 1995. It included historic elements but also new thematic garden rooms – of which the Garden of Discovery (GoD) is one.
The Garden of Discovery references the history of pastoralist Peter Waite and the scientific discoveries achieved on the Waite campus. Artist Diane Langley collaborated on the design and the attractive inlaid pavers were made by artist and SAMGS member Lynn Elzinga Henry.