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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“rose garden” (699 reviews)
“walked down” (118 reviews)
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101 Glenmore Street, 6012, New Zealand
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+64 4-499 1400
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"cable car"
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"rose garden"
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"walked down"
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"duck pond"
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"begonia house"
in 173 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 86 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 34 reviews
"city centre"
in 67 reviews
"plants and trees"
in 44 reviews
"sunny day"
in 73 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 43 reviews
"full bloom"
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"few hours"
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"children's playground"
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"lambton quay"
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"down hill"
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"carter observatory"
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Reviewed yesterday

My friend and I took the cable car up to the top and walked down. While it was smaller than the map made it appear, the gardens were full of beautiful little spots. I especially loved the fragrant garden which was full of amazing scents,...More

Thank Kiwigirl_2012255118
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This garden is right next to the Cable car station. The garden is not small but not too large. There are some subdivisions so visit one or two that attract you most. There is a playground for kids as well.

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After the Cable Car ride up we took the stroll to the city option enjoying the stops along the way - The Cemetery is a fascinating blend of graves, Motorway and city dwellers going about their business on breaks etc.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Surrounded by beautiful scenery while overlooking both city and ocean. It has it all. Cable car, hiking trails, a park for the kids, beautiful statues, flowers, trees and more. At the bottom enjoy breakfast at the incredible cafe before walking through an old cemetery into...More

Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Hilly in places & you can access by the funicular from the city. Good paths & a wide variety of plants, the glass houses were very good.

Thank PJ777
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

TIP: Get the cable car to the top and just buy one way ticket, because the walk through the garden returns you down to the bottom garden gates entrance rather than enter at the bottom and trying to walk uphill, it's very steep. Give yourself...More

Thank Sue H
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

A lovely area to walk and look at stunning trees and vegetation. It is free and I entered through the main gates. For people who find walking uphill difficult this is quite a strenuous walk but it is possible to meander in the lower part...More

Thank dianam1937
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

we took the cable car to top and got out and walked along to the next suburbs along the ridge. that was fun to look at the different styles of housing. There was also some coffee shops, antique shops, op shops along the way. we...More

Thank JellyBeansandCookies
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We took the cable car up to the lookout. We then walked back to the city through the botanic gardens. The paths were steep in areas but were all paved and well sign posted. The gardens were very pretty with plenty of spots to sit...More

Thank majelljames
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We took the cable car up and walked back down to the city via the gardens. Lots of lovely flowers and trees. Not a huge amount of info provided but there was some available at the tree house visitors centre. I thought there was an...More

Thank Jacqui J
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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.
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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.
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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?
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