Events Calendar

Children looking at glow worms at Wellington Botanic Gardens.

Glow worm guided walk

7.30pm, Friday 26 September

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. 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
For more information and to see the calendar of events, go to: Spring Festival
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

Kids' concert

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.
Cost: Free

There is an error in Council's Our Wellington Spring issue publication; 30 November is the correct date for the Kids' Concert. 

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