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COVID-19 update: The Botanic Gardens is closed

The Government is asking for everyone to stay at home. Their advice is that you can go for a walk or exercise outdoors for a short time, but to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

We’ve closed all of our Council facilities until further notice, to support the Government’s fight against COVID-19. This includes the Botanic Gardens.

The following are also closed:

  • Public toilets.
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks.
  • Car parks within parks.
  • Visitor and information centres.
  • The Spencer Park animal area and fenced dog parks.
  • All Council-owned sports facilities

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.