News | 22 May 2018

Be led down the Botanic Garden path this Sunday

As part of this year’s New Zealand and Australian Botanic Gardens Day, our very own will be celebrating with free activities and events for all to enjoy this Sunday.

The Discovery Garden is a fun place for children to learn about plants

Botanic Gardens are important to appreciate the vital role plants play in our lives, now and in the future. They are an integral tool in educating about the environment, sustainability, horticulture, conservation, plus promoting the benefits of better health and well-being.

The theme this year is ‘Conserving plants – our lives depend on it’, which we’ll be celebrating with free activities including a Seed Swap, plants on sale, games and activities for children in the Discovery Garden, and behind the scenes tours with our Botanic Garden’s team.

Wellington’s Botanic Garden has on average over a million visitors every year, but is much more than just a pretty park according to Wellington Botanic Garden Manager, David Sole.

“This event is a great opportunity to really showcase all our Botanic Garden has to offer. Visitors can bring along gardening questions for some professional advice, find out about the best compost to use in their gardens, and learn more about the conservation work we do.

“There will be guided walks with Friends of the Botanic Garden, and the Discovery Garden will give the kids a chance to develop their green thumbs and connect with nature in a fun and interactive way.”

This kid friendly free event is from 10am-2pm in the Botanic Garden with most activities happening around the Treehouse. Visit the event page for more information at