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Wellington Botanic Garden

101 Glenmore Street, Wellington 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, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-499 1400
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Reviewed yesterday

A terrific place to go after a trip up the cable car. The Rose garden was good but not spectacular. Suspect that the dry conditions and the need for more water caused the roses to get a bit "tired." But the Begonia House: Wow! This...More

Thank ralphwilhelm1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ee arrived to the top of the hill via cabel car and it was very good. The botanical garden starts on top of the hill so we came all the way down to the city by foot. We enjoyed ut.

Thank Sinora P
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you go up the cable car, you can walk all the way down to the city through the gardens. Nicely laid out and well kept. A nice way to spend a couple of hours

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the top in the cable car and walk down there were many Wellington guides to help you we wander through the gardens beautifully done, some stunning areas the Hydrangeas were amazing the colours, as was all the flowers, The Norwood rose garden...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the Botanic Gardens last Autumn and it was utterly beautiful, great care has been taken of these gardens and we arrived when they were lifting the iris bulbs for the winter and were offered some to take home, we now enjoying some...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A lovely way to begin a sight-seeing tour with our visitors from abroad. Lovely views and peaceful stroll. Easily accessed by cable car. Lovely cafe nearby too.

Thank karenjG2649DT
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

These are lovely gardens that make available some of the native vegetation of New Zealand rather exotics. It is perched on a hill overlooking Wellington however and would be hard going for older people. Thoroughly enjoyed the walk demanding as it was.

Thank Malvoleo
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have to confess upfront that we didn't explore all the gardens. We'd caught the cable car up to see the view and took advantage of being there to have a wander about. It's hilly with steps into and out of gullies but you can...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Some parts of the garden are not well maintained. E.g. the Rose Garden is well below our expectations. Overall, if u do not have much time, u can skip this tourist spot because to be honest, there is not much to see.

Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Catch the cable up to the top and enjoy this beautiful walk back down to the city. I did this with hubby and 2 kids. They loved it. The kids enjoyed exploring the paths. There is a kids playground part the way down. One of...More

Thank heinzy2018
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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?