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Learning

Education Kits

We have a variety of self-contained and downloadable education kits available for Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) lessons at the Garden.

Resource topics include Birds of the Aviary, Flower Power, Māori Uses of Native Plants, Orienteering, and Weather Watch.

HortHelp

For expert advice on problem or mystery plants, drop off a good sized sample to the information centre, open daily 10am to 4pm. Staff will endeavour to answer your query within 3 days.

HortTalk

Free public lectures run on the first Friday of the month from March to November. Anything and everything is covered, from plant art to science to practical tips on doing it yourself.
Check out "What's On" for HortTalk times.

How to read a plant label

All plants in the Dunedin Botanic Garden are labelled with a standard format.

Training

We have an international reputation for quality training and education programmes. We enjoy teaching and have the experience and skills to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to further your horticultural career.

Volunteering

Information centre volunteer

The Botanic Garden Information Centre is staffed entirely by volunteers. They are the welcoming face of the Botanic Garden, answering visitors' questions, promoting the Garden and its projects, and selling postcards – not to mention handing out duck food to excited children.

Full training is given and no horticultural knowledge is required.

Enquiries are very welcome. Phone 471 9275, visit any day (except Christmas Day and Good Friday) between 10am and 4pm or email Friends of the Botanic Garden.

Horticultural work

For queries about voluntary gardening work, contact Barbara Wheeler on 03 471 9350

Garden Tours

Guided Horticultural Tours and Guided General Tours are available. Phone 477 4000.

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