Spring Festival

Say goodbye to winter and hello to spring at Wellington’s Spring Festival. Enjoy the glorious colours and fragrance of spring flowers at Wellington Botanic Garden, see Otari-Wilton’s Bush at its best, and discover other highlights around town.

Tulip display in the Botanic Garden


The festival features:

  • Dutch culture, family fun and entertainment on Tulip Sunday
  • guided walks and activities at the Botanic Garden, Otari Wilton's Bush, and other venues around the city.

Most of the activities are free.



2014 Spring Festival Brochure (302KB PDF)



Picnic Café 2-for-1 Voucher (45KB PDF)

Picnic café – 2 for 1 special

Take time out at Spring Festival with a delicious cake and coffee or leisurely lunch at Picnic café in the Begonia House. The café is open every day from 8.30am for snacks, meals, coffees, wines and more. Use the voucher to get two menu breakfasts for the price of one 8.30am–10am daily during Spring Festival:

Drive-by tours for rest home groups

Rest homes are invited to make special bookings for drive-by tours of the tulips each week day from 10am–3pm. It is essential to book your drive time. Phone the Treehouse on (04) 499 1400.
Venue: Main Garden


Park on Glenmore Street, or avoid parking hassles by catching the Cable Car up to the Garden. Limited parking is also available at the Lady Norwood Rose Garden.

After the Festival

There's still lots of fun and activities after the Spring Festival including:

School Holiday Sessions - Can We Build It?

Big Annual Buggy Walk