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Wellington Botanic Garden

101 Glenmore Street, 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-499 1400
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Visit Wellington Botanic Garden and enjoy its 25ha of unique landscape, protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, and views over Wellington city. The garden is a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture and is an Historic Places Trust Heritage Area. Take the Cable Car up and follow the Downhill path to the city.
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101 Glenmore Street, 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-499 1400
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Reviewed yesterday

I did the Downhill 40 min walk from the top of the cable car down to the Beehive Building. Inside the gardens there was the Rose Garden, rock garden, cafe, duck pond, mini waterfalls, greenhouse and many other things. Everything is clearly signed and there...More

Thank KimAnnHam
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although it's not huge, there were plenty of different paths to take through the different sections - succulent gardens, native trees, duck pond, rose garden, herb garden and others. We caught the cable car up to the top then followed the downhill route to the...More

Thank HoneyBadgerBex
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tucked away on top of the hill with access by the Cable Car this is a good place to spend an hour or so. The are different gardens and you need to walk to see them all.It is amazing out of the wind what you...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were here on a cruise ship tour and only had about 30 minutes at the gardens. We were able to view the rose gardens, the hot house, the gift shop, the restaurant, and sit and enjoy the waterfalls for a bit before boarding the...More

Thank stjohnbeachlover
Reviewed 3 days ago

A low cost shore excursion for us when in Wellington was the Cable Car up to the top, then follow the signs to the Botanic Gardens and the well marked path goes back down the hill, with many different landscapes to explore. The Cable Car...More

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The botanical garden in Wellington is not the biggest botanic garden but it is well worth a visit. You can spend some time there doing a bush walk, following the main track to see the different parts of the gardens like the Italian garden, the...More

Thank Natasha0606
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best way to view the gardens is to take the cable car up to the top and then walk back down. Not sure there are any wonders of the world here, but it is a pleasent enough walk. Walk round to the other side...More

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having hiked around the North Island, I found the botanic garden underwhelming. If you have the time to do it, sure, why not, but I would not categorize it as a must-do in Wellington. The views from Mount Victoria are MUCH better. At least the...More

Thank KD6889
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only saw the rose garden, hot house and cafe, but they were all nice and worth a look if you like gardens.

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The patk is very nice and you can see a lot of different flowers. The walk down to the city is also very nice and easy. Definitely a visit worth.

Thank Leyla M
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Mui Hui Y
25 November 2017|
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Response from Joy W | Reviewed this property |
Could be - depends when they deadheaded the last lot - it takes about 52 days for a new set of blooms - there weren't many out when I was there in October.
Mui Hui Y
25 November 2017|
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Response from Cameron P | Reviewed this property |
Roses should be in blossom in the rose garden, different types are planted to blossom at different times of the year.
Karen H
12 September 2017|
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Response from Debbie B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Karen, was it in the Rose Gardens?? There is a plaque for Agnes Tarcque... Remembered with love. The immortal soul flies out into empty space, To seek her fortune in some other place. - Ovia Is this is?