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Wellington Botanic Garden

Address: 101 Glenmore St, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Phone Number: 04-499-1400
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Ranked #7 of 125 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Fee: No
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

There might not be a lot of flat ground in the Botanic Gardens (be prepared for lots of uphill walking but there is always something to see and a wonderful variety of different garden styles. Worth visiting every trip to Wellington because it constantly changes with the seasons. Fun to combine with a trip on the cable car. There is... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Another way to spend a whole day, just walking around taking in all the plants, flowers and views. Catch the cable tram up there and visit it's museum at the top, then have a look in the observatory. Wander through the various gardens and perhaps have a picnic or some food and beverage in the rose garden cafe. There is... More 

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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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120 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Wow, what a surprise. Getting off the cable car a short walk to walk down through the beautiful gardens. So many sections. Unique trees and plants, also beautiful birds. It was springtime so the smells of the flowers were fantastic. It had just stopped raining and the sun came out.there is a native forest, Australian garden, succulents and trees from... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The gardens take a whole hillside and considerable area at the bottom. Thousands of different varieties of plants, trees,etc., and many, many different groupings together of plants, trees, etc. into different categories/themes. The Succulents and Rose Gardens were superb, and the Greenhouse was beautiful. Suggest getting the Cable Car up to the top of the hill, and then waking down... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

The Botanic Gardens are a peaceful oasis minutes away from Lambton Quay via the Cable Car. The area is well signposted and wheelchair accessible routes highlighted on maps situated throughout the gardens or collected from the Cable car station. Gardens vary from formal rose beds to rhododendron dells and camellia valleys. There are several children's play areas, places to sit... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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48 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Because the cable car, which I took to and from, lands one at the back entrance and I was pressed for time, I saw only about a quarter of the gardens and didn't get to the famous roses and conservatory. That said, I enjoyed what I saw, especially the Australian section featuring trees, bushes and other plants in an apparently... More 

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norfolk uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

The gardens are very well laid out with views over Wellington. It is best accessed via the cable car, you can then walk around the gardens and down to the city. The gardens are divided into themed areas, all of which are interesting at the right time of year.

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Maldives
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a lot, must see the garden, its so beautiful. colorful flowers and the view of the mountains was amazing.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

There is nothing special about these gardens but they are a lovely contrast to the rush of the capital city. Within walking distance of the main street. There are a number of different walks that you can do including spring flowers, rose gardens, duck pond, Australian garden, old fashion children's playground and a nice cafe. You can spend as little... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Wellington's Botanic Gardens remain a credit to the city. They amble up hill and down dale over a range of typically Wellingtonian landscapes and across a variety of plant types. The bonus is the tearooms there are better than average Botanic Gardens tearooms around the world. The gardens are a treat at the end of the Cable Car ride, though... More 

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