Te Wā o te Kōanga - Spring Festival 2022

It’s time to shake off the winter blues and celebrate the arrival of kōanga (spring)!  

The annual Te Wā o te Kōanga - Spring Festival at Wellington Gardens is the perfect way to get amongst the tulips and kōanga flowers, to celebrate the season of new beginnings where fresh buds bloom and life starts anew. 

This year, the festival will run for the whole month of September. Join us for a series of springtime events where we enjoy a new season with friends, whānau, and visitors. 

What's going on?

Te Whare Ako o Akoranga - Rangi Tūwhera
Akoranga Learning Pavilion - Open Day
Āhea | When: Saturday 3 Sept, 10am – 2pm
Ki hea | Where: Botanic Garden ki Paekākā
Te utu | Cost Free
Drop into the Akoranga Learning Pavilion to see honeybees close-up in our Apiscope (viewing hive), meet beekeepers, taste honey, and more.

Kaiwhakaata Āmiomio
Roaming Performers
Āhea | When: Saturday 10 Sept, 10am-2pm
Ki hea | Where: Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush & Botanic Garden ki Paekākā
Te utu | Cost Free
Keep an eye out for pop up performers around Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush and Botanic Garden ki Paekākā.

Rā Tūwhera ki Ōtari
Ōtari Open Day
Āhea | When: Saturday 17 Sept, 10am-2pm
Ki hea | Where: Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush
Te utu | Cost Free
Discover and celebrate New Zealand’s only native botanic garden.
Get to know our unique collections of native plants, learn more about what goes on behind the scenes of our nursery and get a peek into the Lions Ōtari Conservation Laboratory. There will be guided tours, informational talks and hands-on activities to get amongst.

Tulip Sunday
Āhea | When: Sunday 25 Sept, 10am-2pm
Ki hea | Where: Botanic Garden ki Paekākā
Te utu | Cost Free
Join the Wellington Dutch Club and Netherlands Embassy to welcome in spring through a day of culture, food and fun. Bring the whole whānau and enjoy a day out amongst the tulips on the Soundshell lawn and around the seasonal flower beds.

 

Spring Festival – Te Wā o te Kōanga events

Te Wā o te Kōanga - Spring Festival

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Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush & Botanic Garden ki Paekākā View event

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Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush & Botanic Garden ki Paekākā
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Te Whare Ako o Akoranga - Rangi Tūwhera | Akoranga Learning Pavilion Open Day

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Botanic Garden ki Paekākā
10am - 2pm View event

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Botanic Garden ki Paekākā
10am - 2pm
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Kaiwhakaata Āmiomio Roaming Performers

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Botanic Garden ki Paekākā
10am - 2pm View event

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Botanic Garden ki Paekākā
10am - 2pm
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Kaiwhakaata Āmiomio Roaming Performers

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Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush
10am - 2pm View event

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Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush
10am - 2pm
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Rā Tūwhera ki Ōtari Ōtari Open Day

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Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush
10am - 2pm View event

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Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush
10am - 2pm
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Tulip Sunday

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Botanic Garden ki Paekākā
10am - 2pm View event

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Botanic Garden ki Paekākā
10am - 2pm
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