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Enchanted Garden exhibition

10am to 4pm, Monday to Sunday

The flamboyant fabric creations of local costume artist Jenny Gillies are on show in the Old Information Centre - come see the riot of larger-than-life flowers and fruit on display.

  • $5 entry, children under five free 
  • Old Information Centre, opposite the Armagh Street car park footbridge

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Planting Gourds

10.30am and 1pm, Saturday 14 December

Challenge the kids to grow their own vegetables!

  • Children of all ages welcome
  • Caregiver required
  • Free
  • The Kiosk (just over the Armagh Street footbridge)

Find more information.(external link)

Christmas baubles

December 2019

Take festive 'elfies' with friends and whānau next to our giant Christmas baubles!

  • Archery Lawn, Botanic Gardens
  • Mid December to mid January

Deep South Lazy Sundays

3pm to 5.30pm, Sunday 12 January to Sunday 16 February

Put summer into your Sundays with free live music outside in the Botanic Gardens. This year's line-up includes Adam Hattaway and the Haunters, Hobnail, Coyote, Katie Thompson, The Butlers, The Response, Pieces of 8 and NZ Opera with Atlas Voices. Bring a picnic and spend the end of your weekend relaxing in the sun with good music, friends and food.

Anthony Harper Summer Theatre: Treasure Island

Wednesday 29 January to Sunday 16 February

Anthony Harper Summer Theatre and Rollicking Entertainment present a hilarious re-telling of the ultimate pirate adventure. Escape the landlubber life and plunge into a world of buccaneers, buried gold, treasure maps, treacherous waters and a mild dose of scurvy.

Expect amazing sword fights, live sound effects and ridiculous dancing and rapid-fire storytelling. Set sail for adventure in the gardens this summer. Bring outdoor chairs, picnic blankets and your sense of humour!

  • This is a free event suitable for all ages
  • Koha donations will be gratefully accepted by Rollicking Entertainment
  • Weather Station/Observatory Lawn (near the Magnetic Observatory)

Times and days of performances vary:
Weeknights (Wednesday - Friday only), 6.30 - 8.30pm
Weekends, 1.30 - 3.30pm and 6.30 - 8.30pm
Waitangi Day 1.30pm and 6.30pm

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