Gardens Magic

The iconic Gardens Magic free outdoor concert series is Wellington's flagship Summer City event.

A big group of people attending an outdoor concert at Botanic Garden at night.

Photo by Pete Monk

Gardens Magic 2020

From Tuesday 7 January to Sunday 26 January 2020.

Soundshell, Wellington Botanic Garden 
Free concerts: 8pm–9.30pm
Light display: 9pm–10.30pm

Wellington City Council fills your summer nights with the sounds of Aotearoa’s best and brightest – from local legends to rising stars! There’s something for everyone.

Gather your whanau and friends, bring a picnic, enjoy the music – and as the sun goes down see the garden transform with a magical light display.

The exciting line up for 2020 will be revealed in November.


Applications have closed for 2020 - but we always want to know about good keen acts for other events!  

Email with your act information so we can contact or recommend you when suitable opportunities arise.

Please include links to online live performance videos (phone camera footage is fine).