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Mick Reece

Mick ReeceFormer Community and Recreation Services Manager, Dunedin City Council.

Mick Reece has lived in Dunedin since 1983 when he gained the position as Curator of the Dunedin Botanic Garden.  Before that he was employed at the Wellington Botanic Garden for seven years where he completed his RNZIH National Diploma of Horticulture (Hons).  

Before his retirement in 2015, Mick remained involved at a management level with the Botanic Garden over 25 years, although as Community and Recreation Services Manager his responsibilities extended to parks, reserves, cemeteries, community development and other activities of the Dunedin City Council.

Mick is passionate about plants and gardens and belongs to a number of professional and non-professional organisations, including former executive member of the RNZIH, promoting these interests at a national and international level.


  • NDH Hons (New Zealand)

Industry & Professional Associations

  • Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture (FRIH)
  • NZ Recreation Association (ANZIPRA)
  • International Dendrology Society
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • Botanic Garden Conservation International
  • Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand

Current Group & Society Memberships

  • Dunedin Rhododendron Group
  • Dunedin Horticultural Society (Vice President)
  • Friends of the Dunedin Botanic Garden
  • Hardy Plants Society
  • Otago Alpine Garden Society


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