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
Dunedin Botanic Garden - Flowers
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

Trickster Game 001

Trickster Game 001

Performing Arts - Theatre Events
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

From Saturday 23 March 2019 to Sunday 31 March 2019

Gather your team for an interactive live-action adventure through the maze-like forested paths of the Dunedin Botanic Garden. Explore, get lost and unlock new areas in this site-specific mashup of video game... More...

Sunday Sounds - Mosgiel Brass

Sunday Sounds - Mosgiel Brass

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

Sunday 24 March 2019

A thriving community band of more than 30 players, and a keen supporter of local events, Mosgiel Brass regularly entertains at parades, fairs, festivals, and concerts. More...

Of The Rosegarden

Of The Rosegarden

Exhibitions - Contemporary Art Events
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

Today to Sunday 31 March 2019

A poetic calligraphic collection. Dunedin born artisan Jim George muses on the Botanic Gardens, it having been a constant venue of contemplation and solace for this dreaming bard for many years. This exhibition,... More...

Enabling Love Coffee Club

Enabling Love Coffee Club

Festivals & Lifestyle - Socials, Singles, Balls Events
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

From Thursday 21 March 2019 to Thursday 28 March 2019

Enabling Love is delighted to announce that it will be running a Coffee Club for anyone who wishes to attend during their lunch break. It will be from 1pm to 2pm this Thursday March the 21st and the following... More...

Sunday Sounds - Logan Park Jazz Band

Sunday Sounds - Logan Park Jazz Band

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

Sunday 7 April 2019

The Logan Park High School Jazz Band has had a long history of excellence in musical performance. The band currently call themselves The Big Bad Big Band and is directed by Logan Park High School’s HOD Music, John... More...

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