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Wellington Botanic Garden

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Address: 101 Glenmore Street, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
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+64 4-499 1400
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Visit Wellington Botanic Garden and enjoy its 25ha of unique landscape,...

Visit Wellington Botanic Garden and enjoy its 25ha of unique landscape, protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, and views over Wellington city. The garden is a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture and is an Historic Places Trust Heritage Area.

Take the Cable Car up and follow the Downhill path to the city.

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Take the tram up!

Beautiful walks, lots of playgrounds. So many nice initiatives! You also have the space place up there and a museum. But my favourite place is the duck pond. There is is bin were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 May 2016
Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Beautiful walks, lots of playgrounds. So many nice initiatives! You also have the space place up there and a museum. But my favourite place is the duck pond. There is is bin were they put bags with duck food so you can feed them! If it's empty you just have to go to the information desk and they'll give you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I walked through the gardens from the top of the cable car down to the city. Walking through the various garden displays is pleasant and relaxing. As the footpath meanders down the hill revealing different species of plants, trees and shrubs you catch views of the city and surrounding suburbs in the background. The formal gardens towards the bottom are... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

We went up via the cable car and returned this way too. We didn't do the cable car route as we wanted to see the tree top visitors centre and we also fed the ducks. It is very pretty but if you have small children / unfit adults be wary of the steep climb back.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

What a stunning setting. Utterly breathtaking views, peaceful, immaculate gardens, incredible flora, paths everywhere but map and signposts make it easy. We took the tram up there and walked back down. Sadly we were time strapped in Wellington and I would have loved to have stayed there longer. Suitable for wheelchairs, prams, kids play area, information station, toilets, etc. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Been there a few times. A place with full of oxygen. I highly recommend anyone who needs a break should visit the Botanic Gardens.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

This botanical garden, whilst being a very pleasant walk down from the cable car, is not very interesting or informative if you enjoy the science side of plants. If you just want a park then this is great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed walking around these gardens, and the views across Wellington are fantastic. There were lots of staff around at the cable car station, to provide information, however the walks around the garden could do with some better signposting!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Have been coming here my whole life and it's a great spot to wander round with friends, family or alone. Look out for concerts in the sound shell and take a picnic for a gorgeous evening out.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We took the tramcar to the top and then walked down through the botanical gardens. Part of the pathways are a little steep. It is worth the effort to see all different plants, trees and wildlife. On the day we were there, a brass band was playing in the gardens. A little walk to get back to the town centre.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

The rose garden is so beautiful, especially since it has the hills surrounding it. The café on location had some great sandwiches and desserts, which my group and I enjoyed thoroughly. Just walking through the whole place was great, and definitely something you should do if you have the time for it.

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