Wellington Botanical Garden

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  • Address: 101 Glenmore Street, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +64-44991400
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Botanical Garden, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Nature

Wellington Botanical Garden - Review

Classified as a ‘Garden of National Significance’ by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture, the Wellington Botanical Garden is also a ‘Historic Places Trust Heritage Area’. Spread across 25 hectares, the garden is popular with locals as well as tourists. Established in 1868, the Wellington Botanical Garden comprises of a unique landscape, protected native forest, specialized and exotic tree collections, beautiful flowering plants and it also offers a rocking view of the city of Wellington!

Wellington Botanical Garden Information

  • Due to hilly terrain, most of the places at the Botanical Garden are not wheelchair accessible.

Wellington Botanical Garden Ticket Prices

  • Guided tours are held every third Sunday and fourth Monday of the month. The cost is $4 per person.

Wellington Botanical Garden Hours

Begonia House Gift Shop timings:

  • October to March: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • April to September: Weekdays (closed on Tuesday): 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Weekends: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Treehouse Visitor Centre timings:

  • Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Weekends of November to April: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Weekends of May to October: closed.

How To reach Wellington Botanical Garden by Public Transport

  • Wellington Cable car off Lambton Quay takes one to the top of the Botanical Garden.
  • Bus number 3 Karori bus and number 13 Mairangi travel to the garden.

Restaurants Near Wellington Botanical Garden

  • Cafe at Begonia House
  • Carrying picnic baskets is recommended.

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TripHobo Highlights for Wellington Botanical Garden

  • Wellington Botanical Garden Address: 101 Glenmore Street, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
  • Wellington Botanical Garden Contact Number: +64-44991400
  • Wellington Botanical Garden Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wellington Botanical Garden Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Wellington Botanical Garden(preferred time): 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wellington Botanical Garden: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Wellington Botanical Garden

  • 95% of people who visit Wellington include Wellington Botanical Garden in their plan

  • 30.1% of people start their Wellington Botanical Garden visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Wellington Botanical Garden

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

67.25% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wellington Botanical Garden

People normally club together Cable Car Museum and Carter Observatory while planning their visit to Wellington Botanical Garden.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Wellington Botanical Garden Trips

Wellington Botanical Garden, Wellington Reviews

  • The gardens are a mix of unique plants, walking trails and water features. Offering different views park wide with access from top of the cable car right down to Glenmore Rd. Lots of history in and around with the Carter Observatory, Cable Car Museum and the Lawson Scout hall. Glow worms can also be observed at night on the earth banks (just down from the Cable Car) if you are quiet and turn off your torch. Parking can be challenging due to the popularity on a fine day but don't let it stop you from a must see in Wellington.

  • Beautiful gardens with some much to explore. We took the wellington cable car up the hill for $5 a head. Visited the cable car museum then took in the fantastic view over wellington. Next we spend 2 hours wandering down to the city and the Beehive. My kids loved it. Had trouble getting them to leave. High recommend

  • A lovely green space to wander through with a range of tree and flowers at different times of the year. An increasing number of native birds can be found here. Hilly, so wear appropriate gear.

  • Beautiful and relaxing place to wander and get away from it all. From formal tulip gardens and ponds, to paths winding through wooded glades and hollows. Up steep hills and down into fern gullies. Stunning views of Wellington City and harbour to be had from the highest view points.

  • Beautiful Gardens, always a lovely atmosphere and well maintained. Dog friendly and full of little things to do. Only suggestion would be more/better signage on how to get out and where the exit will take you.

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