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"Where ideas grow'. Explore a garden of national significance that can delight, inspire, entertain and relax your senses. The collections of natives and exotics are complimented by lakes, the award winning Potter Children’s Garden and a growing...more
102 Hill Rd, Manurewa | Auckland, Auckland 2105, New Zealand
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It's the summertime, so we went to the Auckland Botanical Gardens to see the Roses that have blossomed, and also see blossoming Pohutukawa trees. This iconic Kiwi Christmas tree, which often features on greeting cards and in poems and songs, has become an important symbol...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot to praise here. There is a wonderful collection of native and non native plants. It's a large area to look after and we fear it must be under staffed, perhaps because they are working on the new development. There can never...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amandajgj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the scheme of things these gardens are relatively new, and they have gone through a rec NT extensive remodelling, which means that a large amount of areas are out of bounds. The investment is obviously significant, and eventually the gardens will be fantastic. Meanwhile...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Micheline N, Manager at Auckland Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Madalyn Thanks for your feedback. We are certainly undergoing a lot of major works at present affecting access to some areas of the garden. Our master plan aims to enable greater engagement with the collections than we have with our main path network at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Truly amazing sights and sounds of wildlife here.Springtime in early October was a great time to visit as flowers were coming out in vibrant colors. Everything you would expect in a wonderful place like New Zealand ...You could spend a day walking this expanse of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kenpaintersmith
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We spent over an hour here in the middle of October. The summer flowers weren't out yet and most of the spring ones were starting to decline. That said what we found were a collection of lovely walks through extensive gardens that proved to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We were here back in January and there seemed to be a lot less flowers this time but the gardens were still quie lovely. The cherry blossoms were in full flower and they put on a stunning display. We went on a Saturday and it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue H
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Fantastic full cherry blossom this time of the year. Worthwhile for a pop in to enjoy the full blossom of magnolia too! You will never be disappointed with the Cherry Blossom park.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Melvin C
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Visited mid September to this free Auckland gem. The large numbers of differing species of large and small Magnolias were in full bloom as were many other trees and flowers. The gardens have many different areas including the vegetable gardens, native and exotic plants, rose...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MargaretB148
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Lovely gardens with places to sit and relax. Really best for a couple of hours or more just to appreciate all that is there. Free to visit.More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank backtolife
Micheline N, Manager at Auckland Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thanks for your feedback. The garden is flourishing with spring flowering at present and the Rose Garden is poised for a summer display too. There is always something to see each season and opportunity to come and picnic or enjoy the café and views out...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

A great place to see and learn about native plants and also see plants from other regions of the world. It’s a nice place to go for a stroll and chill out. The trails were quite short and some dog owners let their dogs run...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank knuj00iam
Micheline N, Manager at Auckland Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thanks for your feedback. The joy of Auckland weather is that we can grow large variety of plants reflected in our various collections. This provides interest and ideas for many of our visitors. Like you, we wish dog owners to be responsible and respect the...More

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18 January 2016|
Response from Micheline N | Property representative |
Hi, Yes, you can get here using public transport. Depending on where you are coming from, it's probably easiest to catch a train to Manurewa, and then take a bus, or walk (approximately 20 minutes) to the Gardens. We hope... More