Events Calendar

Guided walks

Trees we Love

11am, Sunday 17 August

Join a group of our guides for a stroll around their favourite trees and find out why they think these trees are special. Meet on the Treehouse deck for this easy 90-minute walk.
Cost: $4

Observatory Reserve

11am, Monday 25 August

There were once several observatories near the Carter Observatory in the Botanic Garden. This easy 90-minute walk explores their history. Meet at the Cable Car entrance.
Cost: $4

Children looking at glow worms at Wellington Botanic Gardens.

Glow worm guided walk

7.30pm, Friday 29 August

Meet at the Founders’ entrance on Glenmore Street for this fascinating glimpse into the world of the glow-worm. The tour takes about one hour. Please bring a torch.
Cost: $5 for adults, children under 12 free.

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?

Spring Festival tulip.

Spring Festival

Get ready for the Spring Festival - nine days of walks, talks, events, adventures and, of course, thousands of spring blooms. Programme details will be available at the beginning of September. Key dates:

  • 20 September: The festival will open with Otari-Wilton's Bush open day
  • 21 September: Tulip Sunday at the Botanic Garden
  • 27 September: Kids' Day Out at the Botanic Garden
Annual buggy walk in the Botanic Garden.

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 
Meet: The Dell, behind the Lady Norwood Rose Garden
Time: 10am–12 noon 
Cost: Free

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