Located close to some of the best hotels in Wellington the likes of Oaks Wellington Hotel, Wellington Botanic Garden is a declared heritage area of captivating landscapes that are draped in colourful botanic displays.
The region of the garden has long been an important area with a history that dates back over 1869. These gardens were used for cultivation, medicine, and collecting plants for construction purposes.
Development of the Garden
A New Zealand Company marked a 5.26 hectare stretch of land, which was covered in a dense forest, to be developed as a botanic garden reserve back in 1844. However, the official Wellington Botanic Garden was founded in 1868. By the 1870s, several initiatives were undertaken to expand the garden by 21.85 hectares of land, which paved the way for it to become the large botanic garden that one sees today.
The Wellington Botanic Garden flaunts a spectacular array of striking botanical plants from across the globe in its many gardens. Discovery Garden, Rose Garden, Begonia House, Australian Garden, and Succulent Garden are few of them. Some of these gardens pay tribute to the country’s natural heritage.
The Gardens in this area are praised for their status of being accessible to anyone. Although the general garden areas are located on the hilly sides, several locations remain accessible to wheelchairs.