School holiday sessions
Tuesdays 30 September and 7 October
Thursdays 2 and 9 October
For more details see School Holiday Sessions - Can We Build It?
Buggy walk in the Botanic Garden
Big annual buggy walk
Thursday 2 October
Bundle your children into their buggies and join Sport Wellington and Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Buggy Walk. Stroll round the tulips and other floral delights at the Botanic Garden. There are spot prizes, goodie bags and free Caffe L’Affare coffee for participants. Visit buggywalk.co.nz
Meet: The Dell, behind the Lady Norwood Rose Garden
Time: 10am–12 noon
Plants that cause allergies
11am, Sunday 19 October
October is our “wheezy, sneezy, breezy” month, when pollen-laden winds blow in from the north, and make life miserable for those who suffer from hay fever and asthma. Meet on the Treehouse verandah for this moderate 90-minute walk discovering some of the plants that are the worst culprits.
Witch Plant is That?
11 am, Monday 27 October (Labour Day)
In fairy tales witches have had a bad press. Certainly some were wicked, but did they all deserve this reputation? To find out, join this moderate 90-minute Halloween walk to hear about the plants that witches used for their herbal brews. Bring your wands and broomsticks, and we shall share some spells!
Meet: at the Duck pond
Heritage rose Fantin Latour
Heritage rose treasures
11am, Sunday 16 November
Bolton St Cemetery has a large collection of heritage roses tucked away among the gravestones. Come on a one-hour tour of these Wellington treasures and learn their stories, with guides from Wellington Heritage Roses and the Friends of Bolton St Cemetery.
Plants with cunning plans
11 am Monday 24 November
In a very competitive world for the prime sites for growth, some plants have opted out of the “rat race” and evolved strategies to survive in the more extreme and difficult locations. Join this moderate 90-minute walk to discover some of their cunning plans.
Meet: Cable Car entrance
1pm - 3pm, 30 November, The Soundshell
Schools from around the region are putting on a concert to support fundraising for the new Children's Garden in the Botanic Garden. At the concert, you can also visit the site and see the plans for the Children’s Garden.
There is an error in Council's Our Wellington Spring issue publication; 30 November is the correct date for the Kids' Concert.