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The Wellington Botanical Gardens – Spend The Day There!

Wellington has one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in New Zealand.

The award winning gardens are just a short ride on the bus from the central business district, or you can take the cable car from Lambton Quay which is quicker.

botanical gardens Wellington
The tulip garden

Besides the rose garden and the seasonal displays, there are many different areas to see. The tulip garden in the summer, a succulent area, a begonia garden, a fern garden, native and exotic forests, interesting garden sculptures as well as an orchid garden which are all immaculately maintained. I wish my gardens looked so pretty!

The Wellington Botanical Gardens also have guided tours available.

Succulents at Botanical Gardens Wellington
Tulips in the summer

Amongst the pretty gardens there is a cafĂ©, a big children’s playground, a rock garden, glow worms, a fairy village and discovery center to keep the little ones amused. A fun activity is to go and feed the ducks at the duck pond…just make sure you take some bread!

If you would rather pack a picnic than visit the cafe, there are a number of great picnic spots.

Wellington Botanical Gardens Children's Playground
Children’s playground

If you follow the path to the top of the gardens, you will find Carter’s Observatory Planetarium which is right next to the Cable Car . Make sure you go and check out the amazing views of Wellington while you are there. It will make a great photo opportunity!

Wellington Botanical Gardens Cable Car
Wellington Cable Car with amazing views of the city

In addidtion to the cafe, there is gift shop is located in the Treehouse Visitor Centre. You can find a range of New Zealand gifts, garden products, books, cards, jewellery and other interesting products. All money goes towards keeping the Botanical Gardens growing!

Overall, visiting the garden is a great day for all!

Further Information on the Botanical Gardens –

Admission is free. Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes!

For information on how to get to the Botanical Gardens, follow this link


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  1. These are beautiful pictures. It seems like it’s so peaceful to take a stroll through the gardens there. With so many things to think about and do in everyday life who doesn’t need a moment of peace?
    Thanks for helping me add a new destination to my bucket list!

    1. Haha, you’re welcome! Yes it really is just so relaxing there, kids love it there too!

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