Gardens in Wellington

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Gardens in Wellington

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  • b_long176
    Sydney, Australia1,104 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Being at the top & sides of a hill, this botanic garden was different to most that we've been to, which were mostly on flattish areas. In the Wellington Botanic Garden, be prepared to walk up hills, down hills and around hills.

    Lovely scenic views to the city, and to the surrounding suburbia, also on hills, and then you got the vistas in the gardens themselves. Lots of nooks and crannies, and hidden areas and paths to explore the plants and trees. There's some random artwork scattered amongst the top paths to find as well.

    Spend a few hours getting lost and hot and tired, because its always good to get out into nature.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Jean1963
    Plainfield, IL18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to visit and take a walk among native NZ plants. There is a boardwalk where you look down on the forest fern trees!
    Written 29 April 2023
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  • Adventurers049
    Brisbane, Australia3,447 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is quite a large rose garden and is well laid out.
    After a walk around the roses, you can sit down and enjoy a tea or coffee in the adjacent café.
    Written 3 March 2024
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  • Neil B
    Auckland, New Zealand1,439 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An important piece of NZ history. Carefully researched restoration of Mansfield's birthplace with an interesting outline of her life. A nice combination illustrating both the way of living for middle-class NZers around 1900 and the life of the famous author. We'll worth a look.

    There's a great 'eye spy' activity sheet for the little ones, that's actually good fun for the grownups!
    Written 24 June 2023
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  • thriftyman
    wellington34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Up the hill from the Zoo in the suburb of Melrose is the Truby King House with its associated garden.The House is dominant on the skyline,with the gardens surrounding it.Truby King the founder is buried on the grounds.The attraction is often open to the public and the gardens are well maintained,and are a pleasure to see.
    Written 29 May 2014
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  • onitada
    Wellington, New Zealand229 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truby King Gardens nestled up in the hills of Melrose was once the residence of Dr. Truby King the founder of the Plunket Charity for babies.

    Literally, once upon a time, every baby, including me, would receive a Plunket booklet, with your name on it, wight, health details etc.

    You cannot actually go inside the building, unless there is an open day, however you can visit the monument, take in the views, and traverse the garden. The garden trail is mixed pathed and there was, once upon a time, miniature sculptures present, although for the life of me I couldn't locate them this time.

    The gardens look a little tardy and could do with a little bit of TLC. They are a reminder, as is the building, that you can walk around, off a time gone bye. Truby King Gardens is on the Southern Walkway and could be included in something more ambitious by taking that trail.
    Written 6 May 2024
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