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Truby King House & Garden

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Address: 21 Manchester Street, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
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+64 4-499 1400
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Up the hill from the Zoo in the suburb of Melrose is the Truby King House with its associated garden.The House is dominant on the skyline,with the gardens surrounding it.Truby... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 May 2014
thriftyman
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wellington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

I found the plaques very interesting and the hydrangeas in the gardens absolutely beautiful - loved the colours from purple, deep blue to bright pink in one garden to white just across the path. Shame the house is not open to public more frequently. The mausoleum needs some attention as it is very difficult/almost impossible to read. If you are... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

The gardens and house are great for a wander. The founder of Plunkett... Truly King set up the house as a Centre for caring for babies in the 1950's. If you haven't discovered it yet... go for it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Up the hill from the Zoo in the suburb of Melrose is the Truby King House with its associated garden.The House is dominant on the skyline,with the gardens surrounding it.Truby King the founder is buried on the grounds.The attraction is often open to the public and the gardens are well maintained,and are a pleasure to see.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

Truby King was the first "private citizen" NZer to receive a State Funeral in NZ. He set up the Plunket Society - the organisation that from 1908 made huge effects on raising the health of babies and their mothers in NZ - until Neo-Con Governments in the 1990s made their funding "contestable" - and Plunket basically died. NZ health stats... More 

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Kakanui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

Beautiful grounds and some great views to see. Need good weather to make the most of it though.

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Wellington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Just when you think you're tramping through town belt, this beautiful garden and old house appears in front of you. A lovely spot for lunch if you're doing the southern walkway

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2011

The Truby King House and Garden is tucked away on the hillside above Wellington Zoo, but definitely worth seeking out if you're nterested in New Zealand history or gardens. It is what remains of the splendid hilltop estate developed by Sir Frederick Truby King, well-known as the founder of the Plunket Society. The old Karitane Hospital and baby products factory... More 

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