Events Calendar

People touring the rose garden.

Guided walks

Trees and their fungal friends

11am, Sunday 15 February

In this easy walk we will look at:

  • a number of trees and their commercial uses
  • the intimate relationships between trees and ‘mushrooms
  • the happenings in and around a pine needle
  • the difference between haploxylons and diploxylons.

If the mood takes us we can muse on whether antioxidants obtained from trees are really all that useful. Meet at the Founders’ Entrance (main gates) for this 90-minute stroll.
Cost: $4

Stick insect.

Beetles, beaks and branches

11am, Monday 23 February

Insects and birds, and their relationship with both native and introduced plants. Meet at Founders’ Entrance, Glenmore Street for this moderate 90-minute walk with one uphill section.
Cost: $4

Murder and mayhem

5.30pm, Wednesday 11 March

Parks Week walk in Bolton Street Cemetery
Beneath the quiet graves of this historic cemetery lie stories of murder and mayhem. Hear those tales on this 1-hour evening guided walk. Meet at the Seddon Memorial entrance.
Cost: Gold coin

Late summer botanical magic

11am, Thursday 12 March

Parks Week walk looking at New Zealand flora
In this easy 90-minute downhill walk, we will look at:

  • the main features of plants that characterise the New Zealand flora
  • marvel at the humble leaf as an enabler of life on earth
  • discuss the links between plants, light and colour
  • have a quick look at the key differences between flowering plants and conifers, and between monocots and dicots
  • keep a beady eye out for poisonous plants and fungi.

Meet at the Cable Car entrance. Cost: $4 

Trees for health and healing

11am, Sunday 15 March

We look at some of the trees and shrubs that have fragrant, medical, culinary and domestic uses. Meet at the Duck Pond for this easy 90-minute walk with one uphill section.
Cost: $4.


The mighty oak

11am, Monday 23 March

Oaks are a large group of economically important trees, many of which are valued for their impressive size and splendid autumn colours. Meet at the Cable Car entrance for this moderate 90-minute walk to look at several oak species.
Cost: $4

More information

Location map.



Treehouse Visitor Centre, Wellington Botanic Garden

Phone (04) 499 1400
Fax (04) 499 1903
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Weekends November - April: 10am - 3pm
Weekends May - October and public holidays: Closed