Events calendar

Guided walks

The Otari-Wilton's Bush Trust runs monthly walks for members and visitors.
Walks are free to Trust members, and cost $5 for visitors.

Sunshine: the limited resource

2pm, Sunday 20 September

Go in depth on this guided tour along the Nature Trail. You will examine the varied mechanisms plants use to get their foliage into the sun. This relaxed two-hour walk involves a short section of steep steps.
Meet at the Information Centre
Cost: $5

A woman and a man holding plants for the plant sale.

Otari-Wilton's Bush Open Day


Otari-Wilton's Bush Open Day and plant sale

9am−3pm, Saturday 26 September

This is a great day for first-timers and regulars to New Zealand’s only native botanic garden. Guest speakers include Dr. Leon Perrie, who will lecture on understanding and valuing our plants and Dr. Phil Lester who will speak about the hidden lives of native bees. There will be plants for sale, free guided walks and refreshments available.

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Small-leaved plants and divaricates, part 2

2pm, Sunday October 25

In this two-hour workshop there will be a brief talk, followed by a walk to study the small-leaved shrubs growing in Otari, focussing on species found in the Wellington Region.
Meet at the Leonard Cockayne Centre.
Cost: $5

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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