Botanic Garden

Facility Location
12 Opoho Road
Facility Contact Phone
03 471-9350
Facility Contact Name
Botanic Garden Administrator
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden 1
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden 1
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden 1
Botanic Garden - Band Rotunda and lawn area
Botanic Garden - Band Rotunda and lawn area
Botanic Garden - Band Rotunda and lawn area
Botanic Garden - Friendship Lawn
Botanic Garden - Friendship Lawn
Botanic Garden - Friendship Lawn
Botanic Garden - Herb Garden Lawn area
Botanic Garden - Herb Garden Lawn area
Botanic Garden - Herb Garden Lawn area
Botanic Garden - Herb Garden Lawn area 2
Botanic Garden - Herb Garden Lawn area 2
Botanic Garden - Herb Garden Lawn area 2
Botanic Garden - Horse Chestnut Lawn
Botanic Garden - Horse Chestnut Lawn
Botanic Garden - Horse Chestnut Lawn
Botanic Garden - Native Lawn
Botanic Garden - Native Lawn
Botanic Garden - Native Lawn
Botanic Garden - Native Lawn 2
Botanic Garden - Native Lawn 2
Botanic Garden - Native Lawn 2
Botanic Garden - Rhododendron Dell - Azalea Garden
Botanic Garden - Rhododendron Dell - Azalea Garden
Botanic Garden - Rhododendron Dell - Azalea Garden
Botanic Garden - Rhododendron Dell - Azalea Garden 2
Botanic Garden - Rhododendron Dell - Azalea Garden 2
Botanic Garden - Rhododendron Dell - Azalea Garden 2
Botanic Garden - Rhododendron Dell - Azalea Garden 3
Botanic Garden - Rhododendron Dell - Azalea Garden 3
Botanic Garden - Rhododendron Dell - Azalea Garden 3
Botanic Garden - Rhododendron Dell - Cherry Walk
Botanic Garden - Rhododendron Dell - Cherry Walk
Botanic Garden - Rhododendron Dell - Cherry Walk
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden - North Lawn
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden - North Lawn
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden - North Lawn
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden - North Lawn 2
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden - North Lawn 2
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden - North Lawn 2
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden - South Lawn
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden - South Lawn
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden - South Lawn
Botanic Garden - Wolf Harris Fountain Lawn
Botanic Garden - Wolf Harris Fountain Lawn
Botanic Garden - Wolf Harris Fountain Lawn
Botanic Garden Wedding Area Location Map
Botanic Garden Wedding Area Location Map
Botanic Garden Wedding Area Location Map
Botanic Garden - Band Rotunda and lawn area
Botanic Garden - Band Rotunda and lawn area
Botanic Garden - Band Rotunda and lawn area
BG Rotunda Lawn
BG Rotunda Lawn
BG Rotunda Lawn
BG Friendship Lawn
BG Friendship Lawn
BG Friendship Lawn
BG Herb Garden
BG Herb Garden
BG Herb Garden
BG Herb Garden Lawn
BG Herb Garden Lawn
BG Herb Garden Lawn
BG Herb Garden Lawn 2
BG Herb Garden Lawn 2
BG Herb Garden Lawn 2
BG Horse Chestnut Lawn
BG Horse Chestnut Lawn
BG Horse Chestnut Lawn
BG Native Lawn
BG Native Lawn
BG Native Lawn
Botanic Garden - Rhododendron Dell - Azalea Garden 2
Botanic Garden - Rhododendron Dell - Azalea Garden 2
Botanic Garden - Rhododendron Dell - Azalea Garden 2
BG Cherry Lane
BG Cherry Lane
BG Cherry Lane
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden - North Lawn
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden - North Lawn
Botanic Garden - Rose Garden - North Lawn
Botanic Garden - Wolf Harris Fountain Lawn
Botanic Garden - Wolf Harris Fountain Lawn
Botanic Garden - Wolf Harris Fountain Lawn

Description

The Dunedin Botanic Garden is New Zealand's first botanic garden and holds the status of six star Garden of International Significance. There is carparking access down Cumberland Street North and Lovelock Avenue. Opening hours of the garden change depending on season, earliest available bookings are allowed from 10am and latest a person must finish their booking is 1 hour prior to the posted gate closure. There is strictly no vehicle access into the botanic garden. Spaces listed are bookable for weddings or community events, but are not available for commercial events or any other private functions such as birthday parties. If you would like to book a space in the garden not listed below, please email botanic@dcc.govt.nz.

Fees

  • Commercial Activity: $532.20 per day
  • Community Activity: Free of charge
  • Public: Free of charge
  • Wedding areas: $25.00 donation (Band Rotunda not available for weddings)

Features

  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Rotunda
  • Stage
  • Wedding area
  • Weddings

Recreation

  • Walking tracks

Change facilities and Toilets

  • Toilets

Available for Bookings:

  • The Band Rotunda was opened in 1914 and is a pavilion that was initially located in the Octagon. There is access to electricity, with power points being available when booking the Rotunda. This is situated in the lower Botanic Garden, north of the Duck Pond. However, there is no ramp access, only stairway entry. The Rotunda and Lawn are separate facilities however both are booked out concurrently to prevent activity clashes. Not available for wedding bookings. For more information regarding booking, enquire with botanic@dcc.govt.nz
  • This is the grassed area situated directly in front of the Band Rotunda. This is not available for wedding bookings.The Rotunda and Lawn are separate facilities however both are booked out concurrently to prevent activity clashes. For more information regarding booking, enquire with botanic@dcc.govt.nz
  • The Friendship lawn is the triangular grassed area located in the upper garden, east of the Aviary. There is a max capacity of 250 people for this area.
  • This is located at the South End of the Lower Garden. The peak time is during the entirety of the summer season. There is a limit of 20 people.
  • This is located at the South End of the Lower Garden. The lawn is surrounded by the Camellia borders.
  • The Horse Chestnut Lawn is located in the lower garden, adjacent to the Lower Garden carpark. There is a maximum capacity of 80 people for this area.
  • This is located in the Upper Garden, adjacent to Lovelock Avenue. This area is enjoyed all year round. Maximum capacity 100 people.
  • This is located in the Upper Garden, adjacent to the Upper Garden toilet and carparking facilities. Peak flowering time for the Azalea Garden is October and November. Maximum capacity 80 people.
  • This is located in the Centre of the Rhododendron Dell. The Cherry Walk’s peak flowering time is between September and October. Maximum capacity 20 people.
  • The peak flowering time for the roses is between November and late February. This is located in the lower centre of the Botanic Garden. Maximum Capacity 25 People.
  • This is the open grass space located in the lower centre of the Botanic Garden.
  • This area located at the North End of the Lower Garden, adjacent to the Holly Hedge on Opoho Road. Maximum Capacity 50 people.

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