The beautiful and tranquil Wellington Botanical Garden (Wellington Botanic Garden) is located at the top of Wellington Cable Station (Wellington Cable Car), covering 25 hectares (64 acres), just minutes from the downtown business district. The Botanical Garden was built in 1844, and several of New Zealand's oldest foreign tree species settled there and flourished. "The botanical gardens are homegrown and exotic with elegant ponds, ducks and fun to swim on, seagull houses and cafes, colorful flowers, herb gardens, an Australian-style garden, and the award-winning Mrs. Norwood Rose Garden." The art-spirited large garden sculptures, human body daily routines (Sun Dial of Human Involvement) and invincible views of the city and the harbor add irresistible appeal to the Wellington Botanical Garden. In the historic Bolton Street Memorial Park (Bolton Street Memorial Park), the elegant roses that sway with the wind and the tombstones of the city pioneers will make you feel the spirit of pioneering intrepidity. At night, fireflies can be seen flying in the wet and dark places on the river banks. Wellington Botanical Garden is open to visitors free of charge every day.
A wide variety of plants grow here, and it is New Zealand's largest endemic plant cultivation ground. Strolling among the flowers and trees, you can still see the birds of New Zealand, such as honeybirds and fantail pigeons, flying by leisurely.
Wellington is located on the North Island of New Zealand. Although it is at the southernmost tip of the island, the climate is much warmer than the South Island and there are many more plant species. Almost different species from tropical to frigid zone are displayed in the botanical garden!
Take the iconic little red train to the top of the botanic garden to get a panoramic view of Wellington. Under the azure blue sky, just a quick shot is a postcard. In the afternoon, walk along the harbor and enjoy the street view. I really want to stay a few more days, walk around the streets and alleys, and experience the slow pace of life in Wellington.
Great weekend outing, great place to walk after dinner.
Great botanical gardens that feel like Hagley Park in Christchurch.
The Otari Botanical Garden has famous trees and flowers from all over the world here.
Preston_Dominguez: 160 Wilton Road, Wilton, Wellington, New Zealand
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended Otari-Wilton's Bush,Carter Observatory,New Zealand Parliament,Wellington Botanic Gardens,Old St Paul's