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Wellington Botanical Society, established in 1939, has membership of approximately 280 amateur and professional botanists.   Our activities include research, field work, publication, advocacy, and the provision of botanical expertise.   We support botanical research and endeavour through grants and advice to students.

We advocate the conservation and protection of NZ native plants.

We aim to encourage the study of botany, particularly the NZ flora, foster an interest in NZ native plants, especially in the field, encourage the cultivation of native plants and advocate for the protection, under protected area statutes, of lands and waters in their natural state.

Visitors are welcome to Meetings and Field Trips.


BotSoc meetings are usually held at 7.30pm on the third Monday of each month (except January and December) at Victoria University, Wellington – Lecture Theatre M101, Murphy Building ground floor, west side of Kelburn Parade.   Click here for full programme.

NOTE: Next meeting, 20 November 2017:   Three decades of research snippets on the vegetation and ecology of Tongariro National Park   Click here for details.

Field Trips

Day trips to locations in the Wellington region are usually held on the first Saturday of each month.   Extended excursions are usually held at New Year, Easter and the first weekends of February and December.   Click here for full programme.

NOTE: Next Field Trip, 11 November 2017:   Te Marua Bush workbee, Upper Hutt.   Click here for details.


The Wellington Botanical Society from time to time offers various Awards and Competitions.   Click here for further details of Awards.
NOTE EXTENSION OF APPLICATION DEADLINE for 2017 applications for "Wellington Botanical Society Jubilee Award" and "Wellington Botanical Society - Grant to graduate students" now 30 September 2017.


Wellington Botanical Society at:
PO Box 10-412
Wellington 6143
New Zealand

Or contact Julia White
phone 021 1128841
email rockwren19 (at)


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