I've lived in Wellington for over 27 years and I have only ever explored a small part of this park. Having decided to do Steptember this month (10,000 steps a day) I decided to... read more
Otari Native Botanic Garden and Wilton's Bush Reserve is the only public...
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.
Just a 10-minute drive from the CBD or take the no. 14 bus bound for Wilton and get off at the Warwick St/Wilton Rd stop. Tell the bus driver and they will be sure to stop.