Wellington Botanic Gardens, Architecture, Photos, Buildings, Design, Pictures
Wellington Botanic Gardens
Landscape Architecture in the North Island of New Zealand
15 Aug 2007
Wellington Botanic Garden
Location: northwest of city centre – take the ‘tram’
Photos from Aug 2007 by architect Adrian Welch:
Wellington Botanic Garden contains 25 hectares of landscape, protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, and views over Wellington city.
Entry is free.
The garden is classified as a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture and is an Historic Places Trust Heritage Area.
The Wellington Cable Car runs between Lambton Quay and the top of the Botanic Garden, and it is the most direct way to get from the top part of the garden to Wellington’s Central Business District.
The Gardens feature a large Victorian-style glasshouse, the Begonia House, the Lady Norwood Rose Garden and the Treehouse Visitor Centre.
Large sculptures and carvings are located throughout the garden.
Events take place during spring and summer months, such as free concerts in the Sound Shell.
The Wellington Botanic Garden is home to several organisations, including:
– Carter Observatory, the National Observatory of New Zealand
– Wellington Cable Car Museum
– Meteorological Service of New Zealand
To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.
New Zealand Architecture – Selection
The Beehive – New Zealand Parliament Building Executive Wing
Basil Spence, architect; NZ Government designers
picture © Adrian Welch
New Zealand Parliament Building
The Michael Hill Clubhouse Building, Queenstown, Otago, South Island
photograph: Simon Devitt
Te Papa Museum, Wellington
photo © Adrian Welch
Te Papa Museum building
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