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Over 26 hectares of unsurpassed views, unique landscape, exotic forests, native bush, colourful floral displays and gorgeous specialist gardens.

Visit the Duck Pond, Begonia House, award-winning Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Treehouse Visitor Information Centre, Sundial of Human Involvement, Children's Play Area and the historic Bolton Street Memorial Park, where many of the city's pioneers are buried.

Gardens open daily sunrise to sunset. Free entry. Garden tours are available by prior booking or prior request.


Lady Norwood Rose Garden

The delightful Lady Norwood Rose Garden was recently awarded the prestigious 2015 World Federation of Rose Societies Garden of Excellence Award. The rose garden has over 3,000 roses in 110 beds. To see the roses in full bloom, it is best to visit between mid-November to December.


Sculpture Trail

Check out Wellington Botanic Garden's Sculpture Trail. From Henry Moore's Bronze Form to Regan Gentry's Green Islands number 8-wire native plants, there are seven major works by some of New Zealand's foremost sculptors. Stand inside, walk through, walk up, touch or just stand and enjoy them amongst the trees and open spaces of the garden.


Open hours

Treehouse
Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm

Begonia House
Monday to Sunday 9am - 5pm

Botanic Garden Shop
September - March: Monday to Sunday 9am - 5pm

April - August: Weekdays (closed Tuesdays) 9am - 4pm

Weekends and public holidays 10am - 3pm; closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday


Birdlife

Find out which native birds you might spot on your visit to the Botanic Gardens.


Wellington Wild Things

Discover a trail of Wild Things hidden in some of Wellington's most spectacular locations. Keep an eye out for Botanique and take a photo with this Wild Thing for your chance to win prizes. Download the Wild Things map and start exploring!

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