The Dell, Wellington Botanic Garden – venue for hire

This area is behind the Begonia House in the Botanic Garden and can be used for marquees October - March.

The Dell is an outdoor space located behind the Begonia House at Wellington Botanic Garden. It's a great place for large picnics, functions and performances, and includes a stage.

During our peak summer period (January and February) and on Cruise Ship days, there will be times when the Dell is not available for hire.


  • 1670m square metres


  • $110 per hour. Fees are non-refundable after booking is confirmed. Other fees may apply for use of the stage and on-site power.


  • Anytime, but no amplified music is allowed after 10pm.
  • Unfortunately, the Dell cannot be hired exclusively.


  • Three-phase power is available.
  • Toilets behind the Begonia House.


  • With prior approval only, service vehicles are permitted to deliver and collect equipment. They cannot remain parked at the Dell.
  • Parking is available at the Lady Norwood Rose Garden with accessible car parks available near Picnic Cafe.


  • Marquees cannot be erected in the Dell during winter (May - October) as the ground is too wet.
  • Marquees may only be erected by a company who specialise in marquees (hire companies).
  • Check the terms and conditions: Marquees

Hireage conditions

  • Please remove all rubbish at the end of your event.
  • No amplified music after 10pm.
  • Service vehicles are the only vehicles allowed in the area.
  • The Dell is too wet in winter (April - September) for marquees.


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