Join us for one of our upcoming events at the Gardens. We look forward to seeing you!

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

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Enchanted Garden exhibition

10am to 3pm daily.

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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Matariki Discovery Trail

10am to 3pm, daily between Saturday 4 and Sunday 19 July.

Journey through the stars of Matariki and Puanga in this self-guided trail available at four of our amazing parks. Explore how Matariki connects to the environment and celebrate this special time of year.

Choose from Halswell Quarry Park, Ferrymead Park, the Botanic Gardens or 303 Radcliffe Road Reserve for your Matariki adventure. Please note that it is the same trail in each park.

Limited activity sheets can be collected from each venue, or downloaded and printed from from Saturday 4 July. Please bring your own pen.

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To get involved in volunteering in the Botanic Gardens, join the Friends' of the Botanic Gardens(external link).