Bioblitz - Uncover the secrets of the garden

3pm, 5 April - 3pm, 6 April 2019

We know a lot about the plants we grow but what’s hiding in between the roots and stems? Help us uncover the garden's secrets.

This 24-hour Bioblitz offers the opportunity for children and families to look into the diversity of plants and animals that live at the Wellington Botanic Garden. Scientists from around the country, Friends of the Wellington Botanic Garden and individual volunteers will help analyse the secrets of the garden. The results of the Bioblitz will be made publicly available.

We're in a race to snapshot as many different species in the Botanic Garden as we can within 24-hours. As a super science sleuth, you'll use iNaturalist, the latest mobile phone technology so that you can make solo discoveries. If you prefer to work in a team, our field trips will give you the upper hand with an expert leading the pack.

Join our special 150th anniversary BioBlitz and help us discover what's really living and growing in the garden in 2019.

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Bioblitz public programme

Friday 5 April

2.25pm  Opening Ceremony

Treehouse Visitor Centre
(New location)

3pm Official start Treehouse Visitor Centre
3pm-7pm Public Picnic - CANCELLED Soundshell Lawn
3pm-8pm Bioblitz HQ Open Treehouse Visitor Centre
8.30pm  Bioblitz Guided Walk: Titiwai – New Zealand’s Glow Worm* Meet at the Founders Entrance

Saturday 6 April

8.30am-3.15pm Bioblitz HQ Open Treehouse Visitor Centre
11am-3pm Video Booth  Treehouse Visitor Centre Carpark
10am  Bioblitz Guided Walk: Tiny plants that are everywhere* Treehouse Visitor Centre
12.30pm Bioblitz Guided Walk: From ground level to tree tops* Treehouse Visitor Centre
1.45pm Bioblitz Guided Walk: The Wonderful World of Weeds* Treehouse Visitor Centre
3pm Close of the Bioblitz Treehouse Visitor Centre


*Bookings are required. Book your spot on a FREE tour using the links below.