Wellington Botanic GardenFriends of the Wellington Botanic Garden were joined last month by staff and volunteers (past and present) to celebrate 150 years since the Garden’s establishment.

Visited by over 1.2 million people each year, the garden is an attraction for visitors both locally and internationally. Recognised by the Historic Places Trust as an important heritage site, it boasts over 26 hectares of unsurpassed views, unique landscape, exotic forests, native bush, colourful floral displays and gorgeous specialist gardens.

As part of the celebrations, the Friends launched the Wellington Botanic Garden Endowment Fund, established through the Nikau Foundation. This fund will support a range of activities, led by the Friends, such as events, lectures, historic displays and much more – all designed to deepen the engagement of the community with the Garden. Their hopes are to nurture and grow this fund so that future generations can continue to enjoy the garden for the next 150 years and beyond!
If you would like to know more about supporting the Garden please get in touch.

Girl admiring Magnolia Blossoms in Wellington Botanic Garden (1951)1951