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No plaque

In the Australian Garden close to the lookout

Eucalyptus ficifolia was planted about 1992 and has unnamed human ashes under it. .

No plaque.

Eucalyptus ficifolia is now more correctly known as

Always in our thoughts

W V Couch

4-11-1919 to 5-10-1989

By flax collection

Pottery lamp - unnamed. Roy Ccoowan (1918 - 2006)

Originally a lithographer and painter, Cowan began experimenting with pottery glazes and stoneware forms in 1966. He produced up.....

In the lower foyer of the Treehouse Visitors Centre

Campbell tile feature on the rear wall - see separate entry

In loving memory of

Timothy C.....

Magpie Lawn, east side, half way along, under the pohutakawa


Images to come

(Asian characters)

In loving memory of dad (Asian characters)

1933 - 2005.

Herb Garden lookout

Reported to be modern Chinese characters translated as "A poet who lived a full plentiful and glorious life, also missed by frineds and neighbours" (Unofficial translation). Name .....

Bronze plaque on seat

Daniel's Seat

Born to eternal life


By flax collection

Bronze plaque on seat

No plaque

Glenmore street lawn

Quercus coccinea was planted originally in 1981 by the Heynes family in memory of David Michael Heynes.

This tree was replaced in July 2002 as the original had died.

No plaque

No plaque

Lady Norwood Begonia House

Mr. W.A. Dentice of Messrs. F. Cooper Ltd., (Seed Merchant Growers) to commemorate their centenary of opening, bestowed a gift of £1,000 ($2,000) for furnishing winter growing plants in the .....

The Duckpond Pavilion

Funding for the Pavilion

was provided by the Friends of the W.....

Duck Pond in Main Garden

Bronze plaque on step at entrance to the pavilion

Wellington Botanic Garden

Duck Pond redevelopment

opened by Mark Blumsky Mayor of W.....

On the wall of the entrance to the Duck Pond redeveloped area

Bronze plaque on wall

Metrosideros bartlettii,

planted by

H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh

Located in the Endangered Species Garden - lower section. Original wooden plaque no longer exists,  replacement plaque by the Friends of the WBG erected 2012

In Loving Memory of

Joan Ehrlich

, 22.08.27 - 24.07.01 .

by Joy Fountain

Bronze plaque on seat

Elingamita johnsonii

threatened plant from

the Three King.....

By main entrance of the Treehouse

Elingamita johnsonii is an endangered species known only from West Island of the Three Kings, in a small and inaccessible islet that preserves a fragment of the pristine forest tha.....

In loving memory


Herb Garden, first seat on path past Braille marker facing west

Stave Ellis was the Manager for New Zealand when he retired from National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited.

Presented to the citizens of Wellington

by the

Wellington Branch of the English-Spe.....

Bank on the side of the Lady Norwood Rose Garden beside the steps leading to the Herb Garden

Bronze plaque on seat

In loving memory of

Robert James Everest

13th February 1929 - 27th.....

Soundshell lawn, southern end

Bronze plaque on seat

In loving memory

Frank Evison,


Bank on the side of the Lady Norwood Rose Garden beside the steps leading to the Herb Garden

Frank Evison, OBE, FRSNZ was an enthusiastic skier and tramper. Frank was Professor of Geophysics at Victoria University before his retirement and had an active and distinguished research c.....

Bronze plaque on seat

In loving memory,

Joan Evison


Bank on the side of the Lady Norwood Rose Garden beside the steps leading to the Herb Garden

Bronze plaque on seat

In loving memory of

David Andross Farquhar (1928 - 2007)

and his w.....

On Ludlam Way, southern end

Bronze plaque on seat

Remembering my Mother

Eleanor Mary Firth

and our enjoyment of thes.....

Start of Mamakau Way, opposite the Wetland Garden