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.
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 15 December. Plants that poison, maim and kill.
Easy 1.5 hour easy walk. Leader: Margaret Crimp.
Sunday 26 January 2014. How some of our native plants evolved to cope with hungry moa.
An easy walk looking at plant adaptations with a plant identification workshop focusing on divaricates. Leader: John Dawson
Sunday 23 February 2014. Future developments at Otari.
Come and see how our landscape and gardens will be changing over the coming years. An easy walk around the collections looking at changes past and future as a result of the various plans. Leader: Otari Conservator, Rewi Elliot
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.
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