Gardens Magic

The Gardens Magic free outdoor concert series is the flagship Summer City event.

Crowd at evening concert at the Soundshell in the Botanic Garden.

Wellington City Council showcases a wide variety of local legends and rising stars on the Botanic Garden Soundshell stage. 

As the sun goes down, the surrounding gardens are transformed with a magical lighting installation. 

Eighteen nights perfect for a summer picnic with family or friends.

2018 dates

From Tuesday 9 January to Sunday 28 January, 2018.


Performer applications for Gardens Magic have now closed. We received a wonderful variety from excellent artists across many genres. The exciting three week programme will be announced in December, stay tuned!