Lunch on the Lawns at Government House

Her Excellency the Governor is opening the grounds of Government House for the public to enjoy their lunch picnic-style on the lawns, with free live music from a variety of local musicians.

The grounds will be open from 12-2pm on the first Friday of each month from November 2022 to April 2023.

Visitors are invited to explore the Government House gardens and bring their own food, beverages, chairs and picnic blankets.

The initiative reflects Her Excellency’s commitment to welcoming as many people as possible into the Government House grounds.

For garden enthusiasts, earlier in the day, tours of the garden will be conducted by guides from the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide. Participants will learn about how the garden has developed over time, its oldest trees, the history of its statues and sculptures, and more.


Dates: 4 November 2022, 2 December 2022, 6 January 2023, 3 February 2023, 3 March 2023, 14 April (due to Good Friday)

Lunch on the Lawns

  • Gates open from 12-2pm.
  • Entry is free, no bookings required. Visitors must bring their own food, blankets etc.

Garden tours

  • 10.45am-11.45am.
  • Entry is free, bookings are required: tel 08 8203 9800.