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The Wellington Botanic Garden in Wellington, New Zealand covers 25 hectares of land on the side of the hill between Thorndon and Kelburn, near central Wellington.Plan trip to Wellington with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
The garden features 25 hectares of protected native forest, conifers, plant collections and seasonal displays. It also features a variety of non-native species, including an extensive Rose Garden. It is classified as a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture. In 2004 it was listed as an historic area with Heritage New Zealand.
The Wellington Cable Car runs between Lambton Quay and the top of the Botanic Garden, and it is the most direct way to get from the top part of the garden to Wellington's Central Business District. The winding hill paths of the Garden are a popular spot for Wellington residents. It is used for walking, jogging and taking children to the playground, and tourists enjoy meandering through the Garden's many collections via the downhill path to the city.
The Gardens feature a large Victorian-style glasshouse, the Begonia House, the Lady Norwood Rose Garden and the Treehouse Visitor Centre. There is a large children's play area, a duck pond, and glowworms visible some nights along paths in the Main Garden – there are monthly tours during autumn–spring (the Garden is otherwise closed at night). Large sculptures and carvings are located throughout the garden. These are by artists such as Henry Moore, Andrew Drummond, Mary-Louise Browne, Regan Gentry, Denis O'Connor and Chris Booth.
The Wellington City Council organises events during spring and summer months, such as free concerts in the Sound Shell.
The Wellington Botanic Garden is home to several organisations, including:
Carter Observatory, the National Observatory of New Zealand
Wellington Cable Car Museum
Meteorological Service of New Zealand
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Duration: 8 hours
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Duration: 8 hours
Wellington Botanic Garden reviews
This garden is one of the most spectacular I have ever visited. Although my wife and I are not always attracted to such gardens, this was recommended by locals. Indeed, you could spend all day...
This garden is one of the most spectacular I have ever visited. Although my wife and I are not always attracted to such gardens, this was recommended by locals. Indeed, you could spend all day... more »
Botanical garden can be a good start from the top stop of cable car, walking downhill will be a relaxing trip, end up with a cup of coffee at the Botanical garden.
Botanical garden can be a good start from the top stop of cable car, walking downhill will be a relaxing trip, end up with a cup of coffee at the Botanical garden. more »
A magical place - I've only begun to explore but there is a panoply of diversity and history to be discovered. I'd highly recommend anyone to visit and to do so as much as possible. If you like plants, you'll have a great time. If you don't, you'll learn to.
Beautiful atmosphere. Magnolia camelias Daphne tulips daffodils. Kaka shrieking!
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