One of the 4 gardens managed by the Wellington Botanic Garden, (the Main Garden, Bolton Memorial Park, Truby King House, and Otari). Truby King House at Melrose was the home of Sir Truby King, founder of the Plunket Society in New Zealand.
Parking is limited, and the sloping site with some uneven paths, requires some care during visits. It is in a spectacular site overlooking Wellington Airport and the Mirimar Peninsula..
The garden is noted for the spectacular brickwork erected by Truby
King. Many rhododendrons are planted, and an avenue of flowering
cherries make a spectacular view in early spring.
The Friends guides run
occasional on demand tours in this garden. Visits to the house are also
available during Trust open days, or can be arramged at suitable
Further information including maps
can be found at the official