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COVID-19 update: The Botanic Gardens are open

The Botanic Gardens and buildings are within the Gardens are open under alert level 2. To help keep everyone well, please continue to maintain a 2 metre distance from other people when you’re out and about and wash your hands before and after using equipment in our gardens.

The following are now open:

  • All parks and gardens
  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • Visitor and information centres
  • Dog parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Boat ramps and wharves
  • Cemeteries

Unite Against Covid-19, visit covid19.govt.nz.

Book a Learning Through Action school programme

Learning Through Action offers free Council run education programmes that are experiential and interactive. These programmes encourage students to be immersed in unique environments and learn about conservation, ecosystems, sustainability, biodiversity, native trees and plants and organic waste.

The Botanic Gardens is an ideal setting for school groups interested in relevant and authentic environmental learning experiences. The Gardens offers great facilities, large lawns studded with huge old trees, conservatories full of carnivorous and creeping plants and a visitor centre with interactive displays - perfect for exploring, playing and learning.