15 September 2009
Shake off the recession blues and memories of that long dark winter by immersing your senses in the glorious spring flowers, colour and fragrance of Wellington's annual Spring Festival.
The two-week festival (19 September - 4 October) - which kicks off at the end of Conservation Week - has plenty for everyone with almost 40 events and activities. It starts with the Otari-Wilton's Bush open day and plant sale on Saturday 19 September and features the legendary Tulip Sunday at the Botanic Garden on 27 September.
With thousands of tulips and other spring flowers blooming, it's a great seasonal celebration and a good reason to get the whole family outside. Getting to the Botanic Garden is easy and you can take a free uphill ride on the Cable Car between midday and 2.00pm every day of the festival simply by presenting the coupon from the festival brochure.
For further details about Conservation Week activities, visit the Department of Conservation's website.