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 $3 for visitors.

Close up of white hebe flower

Veronica stricta syn. Hebe stricta


New Zealand's hebe and speedwells

2pm, Sunday January 25

Did you know that Hebe has recently been renamed Veronica? Professor Phil Garnock-Jones will give a short talk and then lead an easy 90 minute walk around the gardens to look at Otari’s many examples.
Meet at the Information Centre.
Cost: $3

The Southern (von Meuller) waterfall

2pm, Sunday February 22

See a part of Otari that few know about and even fewer have seen. This two-hour walk and clamber, in parts off-track, to the hidden waterfall above the southern picnic area, is reasonably strenuous. Feet might get wet, so good boots are recommended.
Meet at the Information Centre.
Cost: $3

March seminars

A series of Tuesday evening seminars presented by the Otari-Wilton’s Bush Trust.

When: 7.30pm
Where: Information Centre
Cost: Koha / gold coin

 When  Seminar  Presenter
March 3
Uncovering the secrets of New Zealand's supernatural potato orchids (Gastrodia) Carlos Lehnebach
March 10
The travels of a Wellington entomologist George Gibbs
March 17
Special plants of Otago and the challenges in conserving them John Barkla
March 24
How we assess the conservation status of our flora and fauna Rod Hitchmough
March 31
Woefully weedy Wellington - the challenges and what Wellington City Council is doing about it Illona Keenan

2013 photo competition

See wonderful images of Otari-Wilton's Bush captured in this photo competition.

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