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Welcome to Otari-Wilton's Bush

 

Otari-Wilton's Bush is New Zealand's most significant native botanic garden and Wellington's largest area of original native forest. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is free to enter. This website aims to provide you with all the information you need to appreciate this natural resource to its fullest.

Coming events 

Walks: All walks start at 2pm from the Otari Information Centre, Te Marae o Tane, 160 Wilton Road, unless otherwise stated.  Cost for Otari walks $3, free for Trust members, other walks as indicated.  For further information contact the Treehouse on  (04) 499 1400.

Sunday 23 March.  Fern identification for beginners.

Leader: Leon Perrie

Sunday 27 April.  Fungal foray.

The annual search for fungi in Otari.  Leaders: Geoff Ridley and Alison Stringer

Sunday 25 May.  Fern identification beyond beginners.

A follow-up to the March walk.  Leader: Leon Perrie.

MARCH SEMINARS.  OTARI INFORMATION CENTRE, EVERY TUESDAY IN MARCH AT 7.30PM. Gold coin donation.

4 March.  Why do Plant Names Change?  Phil Garnock-Jones.

11 March.  Eight Weeks at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.  Rewi Elliot

18 March.  Forest Geckos at Otari.  Richard Romijn

25 March.  Enhancing the Halo.  The Morgan Foundation.