Established in 1863, Dunedin Botanic Garden is the oldest in New Zealand. It is a lovely place for a stroll through a range of gardens,
Dunedin Botanic Garden - Lower Gardens
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Walking in the Dunedin Botanic Garden

Dunedin Botanic Garden

Established in 1863, Dunedin Botanic Garden is the oldest in New Zealand. It is a lovely place for a stroll through a range of gardens, in a native forest setting. From the formal garden beds to the hillside native forest, the 28 hectares contain over 6,800 plant species. In 2010 it was recognised as a Garden of International Signficance for its excellence as a public garden as well as for its botanical collections.

The beautiful Edwardian Winter Garden Glasshouse - containing tropicals, sub-tropicals, cacti and succulents - is a feature of the flat lower botanic garden. For a hands-on experience, the herb garden provides a delightful array of scents and textures as well as information on traditional uses for herbs. Nearby are the formal rose garden and camellia collection. Lindsay Creek rambles alongside the rock garden which basks in afternoon sun.

Crossing the creek, well formed paths lead to the native plant collection, which includes threatened plants, alpine and wetland plants as well as native forest species. Adjacent to the native plant collection in the upper botanic garden is the geographic collection with plants from Africa, America, Asia and Australia. From its earliest days, Dunedin Botanic Garden has featured a renowned Rhododendron Dell.

The Dunedin Botanic Garden experience is rounded out by beautiful hillside views, sunny manicured lawns, a bird aviary displaying native and exotic birds, information centre selling postcards and a café.

The garden is located in North Dunedin, just over two kilometres from the Octagon. A regular bus service operates from the city centre to the north end past the botanic garden.

The garden is open daily from dawn till dusk and entry is free.


Featured Dunedin Botanic Garden Events

Sunday Sounds: The Saints

Concerts & Gig Guide - Swing, Big Bands Events
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

Sunday 4 February 2018

Enjoy the gratifying sounds of this A Grade brass band. Comprising of a group of experienced musicians, The Saints are a successful band that regularly compete throughout New Zealand and Australia Enjoy a lazy summer... More...

Sunday Sounds: Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra

Concerts & Gig Guide - Jazz Events
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

Sunday 11 February 2018

Saxophones, piano, trumpets, trombones, bass and drums – this is one of Dunedin’s best-loved jazz orchestras led by musical director Calder Prescott. Enjoy a lazy summer Sunday afternoon with friends and family... More...

Sunday Sounds: Reggae Concert

Concerts & Gig Guide - Reggae Events
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

Sunday 25 March 2018

Love that beat? Sit back and enjoy while REO and friends entertain you with their Pacific Island-influenced reggae. Enjoy a lazy summer Sunday afternoon with friends and family. Grab a rug and enjoy live music... More...

Sunday Sounds: Otago Symphonic Band

Concerts & Gig Guide - Variety Concerts Events
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

Sunday 4 March 2018

This wind band consists of about 30 members who play a large range of music including classical, folk, jazz, big band and pop. They are always keen to have more players. Have a listen – you’ll love them... More...

Sunday Sounds: Blues Concert

Concerts & Gig Guide - Blues Events
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

Sunday 8 April 2018

Sit back and enjoy the rousing melodies of local blues musicians Clive Copeman and Bluestone while they entertain you with their blues style Enjoy a lazy summer Sunday afternoon with friends and family. Grab a rug... More...

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