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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.

Bereavement Notice

Rodney Lewington, 14/04/1935 - 27/09/2018
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of one of our Botanical Society stalwarts, Rodney Lewington.   After a short illness, Rodney passed away peacefully on Thursday 27th September.   His company will be sorely missed.   Our thoughts are with his wife Darea at this time.

The funeral will be on Wednesday, October 3 at 2:30 p.m.
The Wilson Funeral Home Chapel
375 Adelaide Road

The funeral notice can be found at this webpage:
There is a link to a page where tributes to Rodney can be left.


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, 15 October 2018:   WCC, student & other presentations.   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 Regular Field Trip, 6 October 2018:   Mt Maunganui, Akatarawa Forest.   Click here for details.


The Wellington Botanical Society from time to time offers various Awards and Competitions.   Click here for further details of Awards.


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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