Truby King Park Open Day

Truby King Park Open Day

Explore the hidden charm of a Wellington heritage garden, originally planted by Truby King, the man who championed the value of the outdoors for improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

The building and park have national significance for their association with the King family and as the place where Sir Frederic Truby King and Lady Isabella King, the founders of the Plunket Society, were interred.

The design of the estate includes a unique series of paths, brick walls and archways, with a stunning lookout over Lyall Bay.

In the gardens, meet the horticulture staff that care for the park.

On-street parking is available along Manchester Street. A five-minute walk up a sloping driveway is required to reach the house as there is no on-site parking.

House tours: 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am and noon. House tours are 30mins. Attendees are welcome to spend further time exploring the gardens.

Spaces in the house tours are limited to 10 people per tour. Book your spot today!

Booking is required. Click the button below to book

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Location: Truby King Park, 21 Manchester Terrace, Melrose, Wellington.

Cost: Free

Health & Safety: 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 Gardens for more information: 04 499 1400.

Ngā Māra o Poneke – Wellington Gardens

Wellington Gardens care for 4 garden sites across the city, including Truby King Park. For Heritage Week we are working in collaboration with Museum and Heritage Studies students from Victoria University of Wellington.

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