it's pretty well known that the weather in wellington can be pretty terrible. the city even had nicknames about the amount of wind you generally experience when visiting, much like chicago ("the windy city"). despite this, i was lucky enough to experience not just one, but two full days of wonderful weather in wellington. that's right kids - 48 hours of glorious sunshine. something i unfortunately haven't yet become accustomed to in NZ.
i decided to take advantage of my sheer luck, and on sunday i took the cable car through town and headed up to the wellington botanical gardens.
cable car to the top of the city.
view of the city from the lookout.
good old windy wellington.
there's honestly not much you can really write about botanical gardens. being perfectly honest, they're kind of much of the same wherever you go, but walking through a garden on a beautiful day is nothing to go whining about. so in a nutshell: i walked through the gardens, i saw some flowers, i ate some lunch in lady norwood's rose garden, and i took a lot of photos which probably tell a much better story than i could.
lady norwood rose garden.