The Botanical Garden of Wellington has announced it will not send out its weather messages on social media for two weeks after a massive botanical garden in the capital’s west caused severe weather.
The Botanical gardens in Wellington are among Wellington’s most popular attractions and are home to some of the city’s best wildlife, including the endangered brown bear.
“We’re really sorry for the inconvenience caused to the public and hope everyone will take a few days off to enjoy the gardens,” the gardens said in a statement on Facebook.
It said it was also providing free access to the gardens to visitors and would continue to provide a number of free events and activities.
This is the second time in a year the Botanic Gardens have received a serious weather event.
Last year, the Botanists received an “exceptionally high” wind speed of 45 kilometres per hour (28.7mph) and the ground moved to the ground at a rate of one metre a second.
However, the event was quickly remedied, with the garden’s gardens reopened by Tuesday morning.
An incident report has been issued for the Botans.
Victoria’s Environment Protection Authority said a small amount of rain fell in Victoria on Wednesday.
Melbourne has also received a number a severe weather warnings.
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