Learn about cork oak bark on the Dinner in the Garden guided walk
Upcoming walks in 2014
11am, Sunday 16 March
On this walk we hear about the creepy-crawlies in the Garden and the secrets of their lives. Meet at the Founders’ Entrance, Glenmore Street for this moderate 60-minute walk.
Dinner in the Garden
11am, Monday 24 March
A walk with a difference! Join us for a virtual meal in the Main Garden, and you may be surprised to discover the many products that trees and plants provide. As well as timber, you can get delicacies such as chocolate, salads, sugar, chewing gum, many exotic drinks, and items such as ink, writing materials, food wrap and more. Meet at the Duck Pond for this moderate 75-minute walk.
Herbs give up their secrets
2pm, Saturday 22 February
Join the Botanic Garden's curator of herbs to uncover the facts about the featured plants in this year's Herb Awareness Week.
Meet in the Herb Garden at the top of Pine Hill Path.
Power Plant display - photo by Kirsten Reynolds
New Zealand Festival - Power Plant at the Botanic Garden
28 February - 16 March 2014
Power Plant will bring their innovative application of sound and light to transform the Garden. Tickets are available from Ticketek.
For more information: Power Plant - NZ Festival
Volunteer at the Power Plant show
Volunteer as a steward in the Power Plant sound and light show and receive free entry to another New Zealand Festival event. For more details, see:
Botanic Garden - Volunteers
Local pot-luck lunch - celebrate autumn and taste the season
Sunday 30 March
Bring a dish made with something grown around Wellington - ideally something from your own garden. Share tips on growing vegetables, recipes and tastes with other gardeners and foodies. BYO plates and cutlery.
- 12 midday - Pot-luck lunch, Soundshell lawn (Treehouse if wet)
- 1.15pm - Bee keeping with Frank Lindsay, Treehouse
- 2pm - Herbs with Hannah Zwartz, Treehouse
Free school holiday sessions
10am - 12 noon
Tuesdays 22 and 29 April
Thursdays 24 April and 1 May
How do you make a garden? Meet our curators and find out.
For more information, see:
School Holiday programmes - Botanic Garden