Tours of the lower Dunedin Botanic Garden will begin next
month in an initiative by the Friends of Dunedin Botanic
Garden. Committee member Annette Riley says the tours are a
pilot and the Friends hope to extend the tours next year to
include the upper garden. Ms Riley says the idea is to extend
the experience of the garden for both local and overseas
''We hope to provide the opportunity to learn more about the
wide variety of plants that can be grown in Dunedin, often a
matter of surprise to overseas tourists; the special features
and trees; and something of the history and personalities who
have helped shape the garden,'' she says.
The tours will run for 55 minutes and as they will follow
sealed paths will be suitable for wheelchairs and most levels
of fitness. The tours begin on Saturday, February 2.
• Saturdays and Sundays at 2.30pm
and at 10.45am on the days when there are cruise ships
visiting, until early winter.
• The cost is $7each or $50 for a group by
• Bookings at the Dunedin Botanic Garden Information
Centre and Dunedin i-Site Visitor Centre.