About the garden

The Discovery Garden is a fun place for children to learn about plants, develop an interest in their natural environment and aspire to live in healthy urban environments.

Many of us live in cities so children have fewer opportunities to connect with nature and plants. But with natural resources getting scarce, learning about horticulture, sustainability and the vital role plants play in our lives is critical for our planet.

This is a unique opportunity for children to get involved and encourage environmental and botanical awareness in future generations.

Formerly known as the Children's Garden, this is a learning space where children can:

  • build confidence in exploring and understanding nature
  • find out about the many different uses of plants 
  • discover how plants have been important to other cultures
  • explore the power of plants with our botanic garden educator in school sessions
  • enjoy school holiday programmes on bees, bugs, plants, seeds, and so much more

The garden is open to all ages. Education sessions are available.

More information

Location map.



Wellington Botanic Garden

Email gardens.education@wcc.govt.nz