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, Monday 17 Auguest 2015: AGM meeting and A P Druce Memorial Lecture: Complex interactions with friends and foes: How native plants manage the risks Click here
The following documents are available online for the upcoming AGM.
Minutes of the WBS 75th AGM
President's Report to the WBS 76th AGM
Treasurer's Report to the WBS 76th AGM
WBS accounts to the WBS 76th AGM
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, Saturday 1 August 2015: Taparanga Block, Baring Head. Click here
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
Or contact Julia White
phone 021 1128841
email rockwren19 (at) gmail.com