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,
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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

Lions Lark in the Park

Lions Lark in the Park

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

Today only at 11:00 a.m.

A family fun day packed with music, dancing and performers from throughout Dunedin. Hosted by the Dunedin North Lions. Proceeds from funds raised on food and raffle sales will go to Alzheimer's Otago. More...

Sunday Sounds - Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra

Sunday Sounds - Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra

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

Sunday 21 February 2016

Enjoy a lazy summer Sunday with friends and family. Pack a picnic, grab a rug and enjoy live music, while lounging on the lawns of the Dunedin Botanic Garden. Trumpets, trombones, saxophones, piano, bass and drums... More...

Sunday Sounds - Reggae Concert

Sunday Sounds - Reggae Concert

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Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

Sunday 20 March 2016

Enjoy a lazy summer Sunday with friends and family. Pack a picnic, grab a rug and enjoy live music, while lounging on the lawns of the Dunedin Botanic Garden. Love the reggae beat? Sit back and relax while Reo and... More...

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

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Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

From Friday 4 March 2016 to Monday 7 March 2016

A photographic exhibition that meanders through the upper Dunedin Botanical gardens. Driven by a love of the abstract and the textures of nature, this photographic exhibition will encourage you to look at the world... More...

Sunday Sounds - Mosgiel Brass

Sunday Sounds - Mosgiel Brass

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Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

Sunday 28 February 2016

Enjoy a lazy summer Sunday with friends and family. Pack a picnic, grab a rug and enjoy live music, while lounging on the lawns of the Dunedin Botanic Garden. Formed in 1872, and with more than 30 players ranging... More...

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