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 the Summer City festival (January and February), there will be times when the Dell is not available for hire.

Find out more about function hire at the Botanic Gardens: Venue Hire at Botanic Garden and Otari-Wilton's Bush (366KB PDF)

  • 1670m²
  • $120 non-refundable booking fee. Other fees may apply.
  • Anytime, but no amplified music is allowed after 10pm.
  • Unfortunately, the Dell cannot be hired exclusively.
  • Three-phase power, located below the law.
  • Toilets behind the Begonia House.
  • The only vehicles allowed are service vehicles delivering and collecting equipment. They may not remain parked at the Dell.
  • Parking is available at the Lady Norwood Rose Garden.


  • You can put up marquees between October and March by prior arrangement.
  • Marquees may only be erected by a company who specialise in marquees (hire companies).
  • Check the terms and conditions for marquees: 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.

Bookings and payment

To request a booking at this venue, complete the appropriate booking forms:

If you have already secured a booking, you can pay online.

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