Events calendar

Guided walks - summer botanical exploration

Beetles, beaks and branches

11am, Sunday 21 February

On this moderate 90-minute walk we look at insects and birds, and their relationship with native and introduced plants.
Meet at the Founders' Entrance on Glenmore Street for this easy 90-minute walk.
Cost: $4.

The Herb Garden

11am, Monday 22 February

Join this tour of the Herb Garden looking at the fragrant, medicinal, culinary and domestic uses of herbs.
Meet at the fountain in the Rose Garden for this 75-minute walk. There is a steep uphill walk to the herb garden.
Cost: $4.

Parks Week highlights

Project Wild Thing film and Q&A with filmmaker

5.30pm, Wednesday 9 March

A revolutionary, award-winning feature doc about the fragile connection between children and nature…

Join the Friends of Wellington Botanic Garden and international filmmaker David Bond for a screening of his film followed by a Q&A afterwards. All proceeds go towards the new Children's Garden at Wellington Botanic Garden.

Location: Hugh MacKenzie Lecture Theatre, Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Parade, Wellington
Cost: $30.

Tickets available through

Rise & Shine Dawn Yoga and Dance Party

7am, Sunday 13 March

Rise & Shine Wellington brings the experience of an outdoor music, performance, and dance festival to Summer City for a start to the day like no other!

Join the crew for a 7.00am yoga class, before moving into a full on fun dance party for the whole family!

All ages welcome. Picnic Café will be open for coffee, smoothies and breakfast. Cancellation (due to wet weather) will be announced via Rise & Shine and WCC Facebook pages.

Location: The Dell
Cost: Free.

Parks Week walks

Our Heritage Garden

11am, Sunday 6 March

Find out what makes Wellington Botanic Garden a Garden of National Significance and a Heritage Area. Enjoy a guided walk through native forest and plant collections. Learn about the garden’s early history and historic buildings.
Meet at the Cable Car Entrance and finish in the Rose Garden. Moderate walk with an uphill section. 75 minutes.
Cost: $4.

Downhill at Dusk

5pm, Monday 7 March

What do birds do before bedtime? Discover autumn-flowering plants and bird behaviour at dusk on this one-hour walk from the Cable Car entrance to the Rose Garden.
Meet at the Cable Car Entrance.
Cost: $4.

Guided walk of Bolton Street Cemetery

5pm, Friday 11 March

Guides on this tour breathe life into the fascinating stories behind headstones within Wellington's oldest cemetery. Walk through Wellington’s oldest cemetery and explore lesser-known nooks and crannies and the guides favourite graves.
Meet at the Seddon Memorial by Anderson Park.
Bookings are essential – phone Treehouse 04 499 1400.
Cost: $4.

Introduction to plant biology

11am, Sunday 13 March

Was your school biology book stale and disconnected? Jump into this 90-minute introductory field biology guided walk. On this lively downhill walk, you will see and feel the survival strategies of plants and much more.
Meet at the Cable Car Entrance.
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