Garden guided walks


These are all guided walks by the Friends of the Botanic Garden

Guided walks (click link for details)
Guided Garden walks
Glow worms
Self guided walks (click link for details)
Downhill walk Cable Car to City
Kowhai Walk
Sculpture walk
Norwood Path
Self guided brochure walks
(Brochures available Treehouse and Begonia House)
Solander walk
Braile (Sensation) walk
Self guided walks
Native plant walks  introduction
Pukatea walk
Waipiro walk
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GARDENS MAGIC 2020
Tuesday 7 January to Sunday 26 January 2020.
Sound shell, Wellington Botanic Garden
Free concerts: 8pm–9.30pm
Light display: 9pm–10.30pm
Please see https://wellington.govt.nz/events/annual-events/summer-city/gardens-magic for further information.
Guided Walks
Guided walks traverse all paths [main and other] and areas in the Garden. Walk duration ranges from one hour to 90
minutes depending on subject matter, length of route, extent of visitor/guide interaction, and weather. Walks either
already completed in 2019 or scheduled up to August are listed below, with brief comment on subject matter. All
Friends of Wellington Botanic Gardens may attend the guided walks free of charge. Members will not be required to
show proof of membership.
HERB GARDEN WALK
Monday 27 January 2020 11:00am – 12:30pm
Botanic Garden, 101 Glenmore St, Wellington.
Discover the fragrant, culinary and domestic uses of herbs on this easy 90-minute walk. Meet in the Lookout at the
north end of the Herb Garden, above the Rose Garden.
The Friends of the Wellington Botanic Garden volunteer to guide walks and host events in the Garden; arrange
lectures, social functions and displays of historic and heritage interest; maintain a register of the Memorials in the
Garden; raise funds, and; assist with a variety of Garden projects. Cost: $5.00. Door Sales Only.
CUTTING OUR COAT ACCORDING TO THE PLANT
Sunday 16 February 2020 11:00am – 12:30pm
Botanic Garden, 101 Glenmore St, Wellington.
On this walk we look at some of the ingenious ways that people from around the world have used their local plants
to create their clothing. Meet at the Founders’ Entrance, Glenmore Street for this moderate 90-minute walk with
some uphill sections. Cost: $5.00 Door Sales Only.
OUR HERITAGE GARDEN
Monday 24 February 2020 11:00am – 12:00pm
Botanic Garden, 101 Glenmore St, Wellington.
Wellington Botanic Garden is classified as A Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of
Horticulture and as a Heritage Area by Heritage New Zealand. Enjoy a guided walk through native forest and plant
collections, learn about our plants, some of our early history and about our historic buildings.
Meet at the Founders’ Entrance, Glenmore Street. Moderate 60-minute walk with an uphill section. Cost: $5.00.
Door Sales Only.


FOOD PLANTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Sunday 15 March 2020 11:00am – 12:30pm.
Botanic Garden, 101 Glenmore St, Wellington.
On this walk, we look at a range of plants from around the world that are used for food,
some of which are wellknown, but others might surprise you. This is a moderate to energetic 90-minute walk, with some uphill sections.
Meet on the uphill side of the Playground. Cost: $5.00. Door Sales Only.
THE LADY NORWOOD ROSE GARDEN
Monday 23 March 2020 11:00am – 12:00pm.
Botanic Garden, 101 Glenmore St, Wellington
Join this walk to learn more about the roses and their care. Meet at the Fountain in the Rose Garden for this easy
one-hour walk. Cost: $5.00. Door Sales Only.
AUTUMNAL BOTANICS
Sunday 19 April 2020 11:00am – 12:30pm
Botanic Garden, 101 Glenmore St, Wellington.
In this 90-minute whirl we will consider trees as factories for foods and beverages, sources of critical medicinal
products, suppliers of ‘frankincense and myrrh’, enemies of free radicals, and ‘sinks’ for all the atmospheric carbon
dioxide (CO2) we are hearing about. Cost: $5.00. Door Sales Only.
THE LADY NORWOOD ROSE GARDEN AND ITS AMAZING STORY
Monday 27 April 2020 11:00am – 12:00pm
Botanic Garden, 101 Glenmore St, Wellington.
The Rose Garden was not always the beautiful garden that it is today – learn why on this easy 60-minute walk. Meet
in the Begonia House foyer. If it is wet there will be a talk in the Begonia House. Cost: $5 (cash only).









Updated information on the walks will be available here during the year.