Wellington Botanical Garden

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

About Wellington Botanical Garden, Wellington

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 Opening and Closing 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Wellington Botanical Garden

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

  • 42.23% of people start their Wellington Botanical Garden visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

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

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

80.11% 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

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Wellington Botanical Garden, Wellington Reviews

  • Amazing getaway from the busy city centre, and still being in town! The gardens are marvelous and versatile, you never quite know what you're gonna stumble upon. My recommendation is to by a one-way ticket for the cable-car to the top, and then walk yourself down. Would also recommend having a picnic there, if the weather is good. Finally, public restrooms are well situated throughout the area.

  • This was a great place to spend a couple hours wandering around. There are tons of trails and benches to enjoy. So many cool plants and birds to check out. I recommend a visit for sure. You can also take the cable car right to the garden from downtown.

  • . (01/2018) Wellington Botanic Garden is an awesome collection of gardens, walkways, parks and viewpoints. There are multiple entrances from different directions with easy access. Some of the attractions at this amazing place include Rose Garden, Remembrance Ridge, Space Place, Herb Garden, Druid Hill, Dick Pond, Cable Car Lookout and many sculptures like Pacemaker, Rudderstone etc. During summer, beautiful coloured lights are setup around Duck pond and make it an amazing place to visit in late evening. It is very well maintained and regularly looked after. Seating and benches are provided at regular distances for taking rest and enjoying the views. Lot of viewpoints with dedicated viewing areas and seats can be found during the walk. Good for visiting on a clear day to spend a great time. An ideal place to do a get-together or organise a picnic on a sunny day. A good place for families, kids and meditation. Ample parking space. Wheelchair parking is available and there is wheelchair accessible entrance. Public restrooms are available. This is a dog friendly garden.

  • Great garden to wander through and take in the sites. It is very steep in some parts - good exercise walking up! Many people take the cable car up and meander down through the gardens. A fantastic way to spend an afternoon.

  • Picnic cafe is pretty awesome. The staff are super friendly and most have been around a few years, which must mean they like it too. Great cheese scones, awesome location for meetings. The more I go there, the more I think it's a Wellington gem.

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