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Wellington and the Wairarapa Sights

Wellington Botanic Garden

  • Upland Rd. and Glenmore St. Map It
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 02/18/2014

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In the hills overlooking downtown is a concentration of splendidly varied terrain. Woodland gardens under native and exotic trees fill the valleys, water-loving plants line a pond and mountain streams, and lawns spread over flatter sections with beds of bright seasonal bulbs and annuals. The lovely Lady Norwood Rose Garden is in the northeast part of the garden. If you don't want to walk the hill up to the garden, the Kelburn Cable Car can take you. Or take

the No. 12 bus (direction: Karori) from Lambton Quay to the main (Glenmore Street) entrance.

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Upland Rd. and Glenmore St., (parking lot on Tinakori Rd.), Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

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04-801–3071-gardens; 04-472–8167

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Main gardens daily sunrise–sunset.

Updated 02/18/2014


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Feb 4, 2010

Wellington Botanic Garden Review

Nice park, but not outstanding botanic garden. Roses and a few other scattered plantings attractive. Mostly a nice walk down from the cable car.

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