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Education kits

The Dunedin Botanic Garden offers self-guided education kits that engage students in outdoor learning aligned with the New Zealand Curriculum.

Establishing links with the Botanic Garden ensures students feel at home here for years to come and maintain a connection with this important educational and recreational resource.

Each education kit provides fun activities and items to facilitate students' learning while exploring different aspects of the Botanic Garden. Lesson plans, activity outlines and instructions, and physical resources are provided for teachers and facilitators, and can be collected from the Information Centre.


The worksheets, checklists and lesson plans are available on this website, with laminated copies included in the rented kit boxes. Worksheets must be downloaded from this page and printed off for students to use on site. Please bring your own pens and pencils.

For more information phone 03 477 4000 or email:

If you need to cancel your booking, please call the Dunedin City Council Customer Services Agency. There is a non-refundable charge for the kit of $10.00 half day and $12 for a full day to be paid to the Friends of the Botanic Garden at the time of collection. We also hold a bond of $40.00 which is refunded when you return the resource kit with all materials in good order.

This activity is offered in association with The Friends of The Dunedin Botanic Garden.

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