Truby King House and Garden Tours
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Truby King House and Garden Tours

Visit the former home of Sir Truby King and Lady Isabella King, the founders of the Plunket Society. Sir Truby is widely remembered for his contribution to improving the health of children.

Free guided tours of the property will be held on Monday 22 October between 10am to 12pm, then from 1pm to 4pm.

Truby King House and Garden is a 1.9 hectare heritage-listed estate in Melrose built in 1923 by pre-eminent Wellington architect William Gray Young. The tours will start in the house and finish with a stroll through the garden planted with pines, roses, rhododendrons and azaleas by King himself. The gardens offer picturesque views over the city.

The entrance to the property is at 21 Manchester Street, Melrose. On-street parking will be available along Manchester Street. Please note that a five minute walk up a sloping driveway is required to reach the house as there is no on-site parking.

Unfortunately, Truby King house is not wheelchair accessible, but for those with limited mobility, arrangements can be made to facilitate access. Please contact the Treehouse Visitor Centre at the Wellington City Council for more information: 04 499 1400

Booking is required. Click here to book through Eventfinda.

Location: 21 Manchester Street, Melrose, Wellington

Cost: Free


Study, Sir Frederic Truby King’s house, Melrose, Wellington. Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: PAColl-6301-87. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23056283

Wellington City Council

Truby King House and Garden has been managed by Wellington City Council since 1990. The house is currently tenanted by Conservation Volunteers New Zealand, Australasia’s largest practical volunteering organisation. CVNZ is dedicated to bringing people together to connect with each other and to care for the natural places we all cherish.

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