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!
- Due to hilly terrain, most of the places at the Botanical Garden are not wheelchair accessible.
- Guided tours are held every third Sunday and fourth Monday of the month. The cost is $4 per person.
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.
- 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.
- Cafe at Begonia House
- Carrying picnic baskets is recommended.
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95% of people who visit Wellington include Wellington Botanical Garden in their plan
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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
67.25% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wellington Botanical Garden
🌸Love the garden! My husband and I went there twice a week during the holiday season and we absolutely enjoyed the cozy and relaxing! 🌸Map and directions are clearly presented and there are many small places to explore along the way. 🌸Flowers are blossoming and if the sunshine is too strong, you can always find a shade. 🌸Family trip is also a good option especially if you have kids!
Very beautiful garden! Just take the cable car to the top, garden is very near there. You can walk through the garden back to Wellington central. It is very scenic and gorgeous route. On the way you will find a cafe, toilets and of course much beauty. With whole family, it takes couple of hours from the top back to the central. I recommend visiting this place!
Takes a lot longer to walk around than you might expect. I would have given five stars as it's a nice place, however one of the reasons it took so long was because the signage was very poor. The paths wind around the hillside and split regularly and it's not always obvious which way to go.
The gardens are absolutely gorgeous and so large! We spent a few hours in here and didn't catch everything. The bush walks were lovely, the forests here are beautiful. A variety of plants and flowers fill this place. Definitely worth a visit, especially since it's free. The place is big enough that I never felt crowded by people. Be sure to take a quick walk into the greenhouse and check out the gift shop, had some cute stuff in there.
A delightful ride up the hill in the cable car lets you out to breathtaking views of lovely Wellington. The cafe is just fabulous with extremely friendly and efficient staff. Walk easily back down through the gardens which are delightful. Gorgeous plant life, helpful signage and again those views! Loved every step of the way :)