Events calendar

Guided walks - spring botanical exploration

Sneaky Strategies

11am, Sunday 15 November

How do plants live and grow in some of the world’s more extreme environments? How do plants maximise their chances of pollination while minimising their use of energy? Discover how some plants have evolved cunning ploys to solve these problems on this moderate 90-minute walk.
Meet at the Cable Car Entrance.
Cost: $4.

Wearing our Plants

11am, Monday 23 November

Cultures across the world use a diversity of plants to create their clothes. On this moderate 90-minute walk, you will learn how plants such as agave, birch, palms and pineapples are traditionally used.
Meet at the Founders’ Entrance, Glenmore Street.
Cost: $4.

Children's concert

12.30pm - 3pm, 22 November

Schools from around the region will gather at the Soundshell to perform their hearts out. Plants make the world a better place and these kids are going show you how. Join us for an entertaining afternoon in the garden. The Soundshell is located near the Founder's Entrance to the Botanic Garden off Glenmore Street.

At the concert, you can visit the site and see the plans for the Children’s Garden. We will turn the first sod in February.

Cost: Free

Friends of Wellington Botanic Garden Seminar

4pm, 29 November

Join the Friends of Wellington Botanic Garden for drinks and delicious canapés. Leon Kluge and Bayley LuuTomes, of Kluge LuuTomes Design will discuss their experience at the 186th Philadelphia Flower Show. They brought home the awards for Best-in-Show for Major Landscape Exhibits and the Governor's Trophy for Most Innovative Design. They will discuss their experience at the Philadelphia Flower Show and their other garden design work.

Registration in advance is required. Complete and return the Kluge LuuTomes Design Presentation Registration Form.

Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

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