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Wellington Botanic Garden

101 Glenmore Street, 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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“rose garden” (695 reviews)
“walked down” (118 reviews)
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101 Glenmore Street, 6012, New Zealand
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+64 4-499 1400
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"cable car"
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"rose garden"
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"walked down"
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"duck pond"
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"begonia house"
in 173 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 86 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 34 reviews
"city centre"
in 67 reviews
"sunny day"
in 74 reviews
"plants and trees"
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"nice cafe"
in 43 reviews
"full bloom"
in 44 reviews
"children's playground"
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"few hours"
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"lambton quay"
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"down hill"
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"carter observatory"
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

We took the cable car up to the top of the Botanical Gardens. From here you get a great view over the city and harbour. The marked walks around the top of the gardens were interesting around the observatory and gave some great views. We...More

Thank Jon_Janet
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

It is an excellent grounds for longer walks. There is various paths to walk and explore, plus some information to read. Some great sights to make some nice pictures.. and it is all for free! You also will be able to find a small spices...More

Thank Aigars S
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

You can take the cable car up to the top of the hill for some pictures and then walk back down throught the Botanic Gardens. Nice walk through forests, but the really great part is the rose gardens at the bottom. Don't forget to walk...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

We took the cable car up, paying a one-way fare up and then we walked around some of the paths and walked down through the botanical gardens. You get a very good view of the CBD but the best view of Wellington comes from Mount...More

Thank PaulSiow
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

This garden is atypical in its layout and presentation. This point of difference makes it interesting - because it rambles over a hill and then down into suburbia - where the visitor can enjoy the rose garden or a refreshment at the tea house.

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

This is a lovely place to walk around for an hour or two or more.The trees are especially lovely...large and a wide variety. There are different gardens with a variety of plants and flowers. It is very peaceful. The Lady Norwood Rose Garden is lovely,...More

Thank LibbyH1
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

I did the Downhill 40 min walk from the top of the cable car down to the Beehive Building. Inside the gardens there was the Rose Garden, rock garden, cafe, duck pond, mini waterfalls, greenhouse and many other things. Everything is clearly signed and there...More

Thank KimAnnHam
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Although it's not huge, there were plenty of different paths to take through the different sections - succulent gardens, native trees, duck pond, rose garden, herb garden and others. We caught the cable car up to the top then followed the downhill route to the...More

Thank HoneyBadgerBex
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Tucked away on top of the hill with access by the Cable Car this is a good place to spend an hour or so. The are different gardens and you need to walk to see them all.It is amazing out of the wind what you...More

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

We were here on a cruise ship tour and only had about 30 minutes at the gardens. We were able to view the rose gardens, the hot house, the gift shop, the restaurant, and sit and enjoy the waterfalls for a bit before boarding the...More

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Mui Hui Y
November 25, 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.
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Mui Hui Y
November 25, 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.
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Karen H
September 11, 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?
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