I live fairly close to Otari-Wilton's Bush and often visit with children. It's magnificent - but don't expect laid-on entertainment. This is nature at its best, well-managed, but... read more
Otari Native Botanic Garden and Wilton's Bush Reserve is the only...
Otari Native Botanic Garden and Wilton's Bush Reserve is the only public botanic garden in New Zealand dedicated solely to native plants.
The Garden is a unique plant sanctuary and forest reserve and includes 100ha of native forest and 5ha of plant collections. Some of Wellington's oldest trees are here, including an 800-year-old rimu.
It is classified as a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture.