Established in 1868 and covering 25 hectares of hill terrain between Kelburn and the city, Wellington's Botanic Gardens are magnificent in all seasons. The Lady Norwood rose gardens (1950) have established a national reputation and boast 106 formal beds with a mix of old favorites and more modern varieties. Other features include a begonia house, herb garden, duck pond, a number of commissioned sculptures, the Treehouse Visitor and Education Center, a cafe and the peace flame garden commemorating the atomic holocaust at Hiroshima. The sound shell is often used as the venue for summer shows.
Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries