Gardens Trail

A self-guided daytime tour – featuring an enchanted Gardens Gallery of art and sonic installations.

Photo by Jason Mann Photography

For the safety and wellbeing of our community, our Gardens Magic and Kids Magic events won’t go ahead in 2022, but we still want Wellingtonians to enjoy a free, summer’s day out at the beautiful Botanic Garden ki Paekākā - so we’ve created a self-led daytime Gardens Trail to enjoy with whānau and friends.

Delight in following paths of discovery, including temporary and existing art works and fascinating historical features. Visit our special Gardens Gallery and wonder at the ethereal Kaynemaile creations.

Āhea | When 10.30am – 6pm, from Tuesday 11 to Sunday 30 January 2022
Ki hea | Where Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā | View on Google maps
Te utu | Cost Free

Don’t miss our Gardens Trail deals!

From 11 January, you can pick up your Day Pass from the Treehouse Visitor Centre to access discounts along the way, including 20% off at the Treehouse Visitor Centre and Shop.

Wellington Cable Car will also jump aboard with special Gardens Trail family deals – and dogs ride for free! More information will be available in January at

With thanks to The Breeze, MJF Lighting and Kaynemaile.

With support from ThemeWorks, Streamliner Productions and Katherine Mansfield House and Garden.