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Now on until Saturday 31 August 2024
Open during State Library opening hours:
Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 7pm
Wednesday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 to 5pm

Please note we are closed on public holidays.
Treasures Wall, Spence Wing (Level 1)
Free, no booking required
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State Library of South Australia


It's time to get sculpturing and turn a flat piece of paper into fantastic foliage.

Stop by our family table and create your own plant or leaf using paper cutting and folding techniques such as weaving, curling, pleating, pinching and more. 

This is a fun activity for children and families to experience our exhibition, Cornucopia: gardens and gardening in South Australia

Like all keen gardeners we need to care for our plants, so once you have finished your fantastic foliage, add it to our garden trellis. Keep an eye on our socials to watch the foliage grow on the trellis and wall.

Recommended Reading


The Secret Garden
Calista Brill

The Tiny Tailors
Kat Macleod

In an Artist’s Garden
Claire Orrell

Animals in my Garden
Bronwyn Houston


Riz Reyes

The Last Garden
Rachel Ip and Anneli Bray

In the Garden with Flori
Sonja Danowski

In Nan’s Garden
Sharon Yaxley


Milly and the Mulberry Tree
Vikki Conley and Deb Hudson

Grow Your Own Way
Helen Dardik

The Fairy Garden
Georgia Buckthorn

The Garden at the End of the World
Cassy Polimeni


Christopher Cheng

Backyard Magic
Wenda Shurety

A Year in Our New Garden
Gerda Muller

In My Garden
Kate Mayes


Uno’s Garden
Graeme Base

Garden Stew
Carrie Gallasch

Libby Hathorn

That’s Not a Daffodil!
Elizabeth Honey

More things to see and do

How do I get to the State Library by public transport?

The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by, near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking near the State Library?

The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid (metered) street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Chamber is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

There is on-street disabled parking available on the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?

The Mortlock Chamber may close for private events, check our opening hours for any closure times.

When it is open you can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays.  The upper levels of the Mortlock Wing include quiet study areas.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

Yes, the State Library Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays from 12 to 4pm.

Find out more about the cafe and resident organisations at the State Library.

colourful flowers and fruits on a black blackground
  • exhibition

Cornucopia: gardens and gardening in South Australia

Now open until Saturday 31 August 2024

Free entry

Coloured drawing of a child holding a worm.
  • Event

Gardening Tools and Toys

Scavenger hunt

Now on until Saturday 31 August 2024

Free, no booking required