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Barbara Wheeler

Barbara Wheeler Barbara is Curator at Auckland Botanic Gardens.

She has worked in public horticulture for nearly 30 years. In mid-2021 she left her role as Collections Supervisor at the Dunedin Botanic Garden to move to her current position in Auckland.

Barbara received her initial apprenticeship training at Dunedin Botanic Garden before further training at Longwood Gardens in the International Gardener Program, and later completing a Practical Diploma in Horticulture at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden, Wisley.

In 2019–2020, Barbara returned to Longwood Gardens to complete their prestigious Fellows Program. The experiences that Barbara has gained will prove invaluable in her role on the RNZIH National Executive.


Industry & Professional Associations

  • Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture executive member (2021)


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