As Team Leader of Main Gardens at Wellington Botanic Gardens, Kate Roud is one part of a small team that maintains the plants and heritage landscape.

In her talk to Friends of Te Papa she will share with us how the team uses their skills and expertise to care for the wide range of native and exotic flora. Kate will also speak about how the team are balancing the challenges of maintaining a much-loved heritage landscape while adapting it to climate change. Kate has gained valuable experience in this area in her previous role as Curator for the Aotearoa New Zealand Collection at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens and she will share some insights into how you can adapt your own garden to climate change and make it more sustainable, as well as what the future looks like for our Botanic Gardens.


  • Member $25
  • Non-member $30

Location: Te Huinga Centre, Level 3, Te Papa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington

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