Established in 1863, Dunedin Botanic Garden is the oldest in New Zealand. It is a lovely place for a stroll through a range of gardens,
Dunedin Botanic Garden - Lower Gardens
Dunedin Botanic Garden - Flowers
Walking in the Dunedin Botanic Garden

Dunedin Botanic Garden

Established in 1863, Dunedin Botanic Garden is the oldest in New Zealand. It is a lovely place for a stroll through a range of gardens, in a native forest setting. From the formal garden beds to the hillside native forest, the 28 hectares contain over 6,800 plant species. In 2010 it was recognised as a Garden of International Signficance for its excellence as a public garden as well as for its botanical collections.

The beautiful Edwardian Winter Garden Glasshouse - containing tropicals, sub-tropicals, cacti and succulents - is a feature of the flat lower botanic garden. For a hands-on experience, the herb garden provides a delightful array of scents and textures as well as information on traditional uses for herbs. Nearby are the formal rose garden and camellia collection. Lindsay Creek rambles alongside the rock garden which basks in afternoon sun.

Crossing the creek, well formed paths lead to the native plant collection, which includes threatened plants, alpine and wetland plants as well as native forest species. Adjacent to the native plant collection in the upper botanic garden is the geographic collection with plants from Africa, America, Asia and Australia. From its earliest days, Dunedin Botanic Garden has featured a renowned Rhododendron Dell.

The Dunedin Botanic Garden experience is rounded out by beautiful hillside views, sunny manicured lawns, a bird aviary displaying native and exotic birds, information centre selling postcards and a café.

The garden is located in North Dunedin, just over two kilometres from the Octagon. A regular bus service operates from the city centre to the north end past the botanic garden.

The garden is open daily from dawn till dusk and entry is free.


Featured Dunedin Botanic Garden Events

Sunday Sounds - The 2 and a Half Busketeers

Sunday Sounds - The 2 and a Half Busketeers

Alternative, Indie Events
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

Sunday 28 February 2021

Enjoy a relaxed summer Sunday afternoon with friends and family. Grab a rug and enjoy live music while lounging on the lawns of the beautiful Dunedin Botanic Garden. Pack a picnic or buy a treat from the on-site... More...

The Bucket Run

The Bucket Run

Fun Runs & Walks Events
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

From Friday 19 March 2021 to Sunday 21 March 2021

Funds from the Bucket Run will be used to provide clean water systems to those that desperately need it in developing countries. How does it work? Choose the distance you want to complete. 2.5km, 5km, 10km or Half... More...

Sunday Sounds - Children’s Day At the Garden

Sunday Sounds - Children’s Day At the Garden

Variety Concerts Events
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

Sunday 7 March 2021

Enjoy a relaxed summer Sunday afternoon with friends and family. Grab a rug and enjoy live music while lounging on the lawns of the beautiful Dunedin Botanic Garden. Pack a picnic or buy a treat from the on-site... More...

Sunday Sounds - Melissa and The Dr

Sunday Sounds - Melissa and The Dr

Alternative, Indie Events
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

Sunday 14 March 2021

Enjoy a relaxed summer Sunday afternoon with friends and family. Grab a rug and enjoy live music while lounging on the lawns of the beautiful Dunedin Botanic Garden. Pack a picnic or buy a treat from the on-site... More...

Dunedin Race Relations Week Performances at the Gardens

Dunedin Race Relations Week Performances at the Gardens

Ethnic, Multicultural Events
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

Sunday 21 March 2021

Dunedin Multi Ethnic Council welcomes everyone from all ethnicities, cultures and countries to gather together for four events during the Fringe. Dunedin Race Relations Week Sat Mar 20 Join us at Arai Te Uru Marae... More...

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