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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. 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.


  • Botanic Garden
    101 Glenmore St

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  • Contact by phone
  • (04) 499 1400
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  • Botanic Garden
    All year | Dawn to dusk

    Treehouse Visitor Centre
    Monday to Friday | 9am - 4pm
    (Closed weekends and public holidays)

    Begonia House
    September to March
    Open daily | 9am - 5pm
    April to August
    Open daily | 9am - 4pm

    Botanic Garden Shop
    September to March
    Open daily | 9am - 5pm
    April to August
    Open daily | 10am - 3pm
    (Closed some public holidays)

    Picnic Café
    All year | 8.30am - 4pm
    Christmas Day | Closed

    Discovery Garden
    Friday to Monday | 10am - dusk
    Tuesday to Thursday | Maybe closed for school group
  • Free entry
  • Wheelchair Access
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