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Dunedin Botanic Garden

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Business Type: Public Garden

Overview

Dunedin Botanic Garden is internationally recognised for its extensive plant collections, native bush, city vistas and beautiful walks.

Address: 36 Opoho Road, Dunedin, New Zealand 9010 Dunedin & Otago

Phone: view phone+6434774000

Website: http://www.dunedinbotanicgarden.co.nz

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Description

The Dunedin Botanic Garden is New Zealand's first botanic garden and holds the status of Garden of International Significance. It has hill views from sunny lawns, more than 6,800 plant species and the song of wild native bellbirds, wood pigeons and tui.

The Garden celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013, marking its position as New Zealand’s first botanic garden. It occupies 30.4 hectares in North Dunedin at an altitude of 25 – 85 metres above sea level.

Its wide range of horticultural and botanical collections includes roses, the herbaceous and perennial borders, a rock garden, New Zealand native plants and four hectares of Rhododendron Dell with more than 3,000 rhododendrons. An important aspect of The New Zealand Native plant collection is the cultivation of rare and endangered native plant species.

The geographic plant collections are an expression of the Victorian penchant for collection and growing plants from all around the world and displaying them in related groups. This collection has plants from temperate climates of North Asia, the South, Central and North Americas, Southern Africa, the Himalayas and the Mediterranean.

Are you interested in working outside? Love plants? Have an interest in plant science? Enjoy physical work AND learning why plants do what they do? If this sounds like you, then look no further…

4Trades Apprenticeships are currently advertising for people with an interest in undertaking an amenity horticulture apprenticeship. This is a full-time work/course of study over three years, based at one of NZ’s premier gardens - Dunedin Botanic Garden.

Hours of work

Always open

Locations

36 Opoho Road, Dunedin, New Zealand 9010

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