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.


We are looking for a diverse range of acts to showcase, including classical, jazz, indie, rock, te reo Māori, avant-garde, pop, choral, country, world music, ska, reggae, and more. To apply for Gardens Magic 2020 please fill in this online form:

Apply to perform at Gardens Magic 2020

Applications close 5pm Monday 12 August 2019.