Events calendar

Guided walks

Glow in the dark glow-worm tour

7.30pm, Friday 6 May

Meet at the Founders’ entrance on Glenmore Street for these fascinating tours into the world of the glow-worm. Please bring a torch. These winter tours take about one hour.
Glow-worm tours are available the first Friday of the month through August. 
Bookings are essential - phone the Treehouse 04 499 1400.
Cost: $5, children under 12 free.

New Zealand Plants – Some relics from Gondwana

11am, Sunday 15 May

On this walk we look at some of our native plants that have evolved from the ancient flora of Gondwana. Meet at the Cable Car entrance for this moderate 90-minute walk.
Cost: $5

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter

11am, Monday 23 May

This outing will look at the orderly processes underpinning the changing colours of Autumn, and the increasing presence and the role of mushrooms [or is it toadstools?] under the trees, and the engineering approach vs botanical approach to making walking sticks.
Meet at the Founders’ Entrance, Glenmore Street, for this easy 90-minute stroll.
Cost: $5

Botanic Gardens Australia New Zealand Open Day

9am-3pm, Sunday 29 May

Together with botanic gardens across Australasia Wellington Botanic Garden and over 60 other gardens are hosting an open day at their garden. Come to Wellington Botanic Garden and learn about the roles we play in conservation and education. There is much more to our beautiful gardens than meets the eye. See the schedule of events for Wellington Botanic Garden and Otari-Wilton's Bush here. A full list of participating gardens can be found at

More information

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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