Events

Join us on one of our regular walks, talks, or exhibitions.

Some of our members are experienced botanists, gardeners, and historians — so there’s lots to learn, and we’re always happy to answer your questions.

Our upcoming events include:

(all walks are free for Friends of the Wellington Botanic Garden and students)

COVID-19: Due to covid the 7 September lecture with Emily has been postponed until 1 June 2022.

Guided Walk
Sunday 19 September, 11 am
Bee awareness month walk – The secret life of bees

We rely on bees to pollinate many of our food and fodder plants, as well as our ornamental garden plants. On this walk we will discuss their skills, hidden talents and life cycles, observe them at work on the flowers, and their coming and going at the bee hives. Meet at the Herb Garden Lookout for this easy 90-minute walk. Cost: $5 (cash only, please).

Guided Walk
Monday 27 September, 11 am
Spring Festival walk – The joys of spring

Enjoy a walk among the spring flowers in the Main Garden.
Meet at the Founders’ Entrance, Glenmore Street for this easy 75-minute walk. Cost: $5 (cash only, please).

Lunchtime talk
Tuesday October 5, 12pm
The Amazing Art of Bonsai – techniques and shaping. 
@ The Treehouse Visitor Centre

Following on from our very successful July lecture Steven is back! Come to admire his beautiful new leafed maples and be prepare yourself to fall in love with the art of ancient trees. This lecture will demonstrate pruning and wiring techniques. If you would like to see Steven’s first lecture scroll back through our facebook feed.

Lunchtime talk
Tuesday November 2, 12pm
Photographing plants with Simon Woolf
@ The Treehouse Visitor Centre

Well known Wellington photographer Simon Woolf will illustrate how to photograph plants and surroundings. Drawing on his extensive knowledge and experience  we will be given an insider’s brief on what to look for, how to frame a picture, different ways of capturing an image regardless of the age, size or quality of your camera. 

Would be of interest to anyone who likes to capture plants including students, garden lovers and semi-professional photographers.

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