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.
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.
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?
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
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