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Auckland Botanic Gardens

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102 Hill Rd, Manurewa | Auckland, Auckland 2105, New Zealand
+64 9-267 1457
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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 collection of large scale outdoor sculpture by New Zealand artists. Pack a picnic or enjoy lunch at Cafe miko, located in the Huakaiwaka Visitor Centre with views out over the gardens. Enjoy the changing centre displays introducing you to the beauty and fascinating facts about plants. View many of our sustainable initiatives from vegetated swales to green roofs. Only 20 minutes from the city or airport Auckland Botanic Gardens is open every day of the year and entry is free.
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“edible garden” (12 reviews)
“rose garden” (15 reviews)
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102 Hill Rd, Manurewa | Auckland, Auckland 2105, New Zealand
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+64 9-267 1457
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"edible garden"
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"rose garden"
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"children's garden"
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"sculpture exhibition"
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"themed areas"
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"native plants"
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"southern motorway"
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"cafe on site"
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"water features"
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"interesting sculptures"
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"free entry"
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"full bloom"
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"feed the ducks"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Simply beautiful filling in time in Auckland before flights. Lovely and peaceful. Definitely take a umbrella or jacket we got caught out hot cold wet and hot again. So many areas to explore 🌱🌞🌫🌥More

Thank Sonya Devon W
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Micheline N, Visitor Services Manager at Auckland Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review Sonya A lot of travellers either heading to the airport or having landed after a long haul flight come and enjoy time here at the Gardens. The proximity to the airport, parking, café, general accessibility and beautiful gardens all make for...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Even in autumn they are worth a visit. Many walking options and a lovely cafe to rest your weary feet in. And no entry fee!

Thank Tabatha1998
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were impressed by the wide variety of international specimen trees and plants here. The edible garden area is superbly maintained and plants are all labeled and has interesting information about some plants. We loved the NZ natives, the foliage is beautifully interwoven and really...More

Thank Shell6364
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The free gardens are a delight to walk around. You can see a variety of vegetation grouped together by region. The native New Zealand sections are particularly good. We spent about 1 1/2 hours leisurely strolling the grounds. We had a snack at the restaurant...More

Thank Charles W
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

For an enjoyable day out this is hard to beat. Enjoy the many plants, sculptures, trails, displays, food, etc.

Thank davidV1642TR
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Spent a couple of hours strolling round these gardens. In the grounds there were amazing permanent and temporary sculptures. Some I really enjoyed and others I didn't understand :) Beautiful plants and water features. Excellent couple of hours just strolling. The cafe on site was...More

Thank DianeDuffin
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Micheline N, Manager at Auckland Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thanks for your feedback The sculpture exhibition and resulting growth of work in our permanent collection has added an interesting element to the garden presentation. Encouraging visitors to view the art has also changed the way many view the garden and their appreciation of the...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Elvis in the Botanical Gardens was a truly fabulous attraction, great parking, non obtrusive staff who kept an eye out for patrons and a wonderful crowd and of course Elvis Fans.

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We always enjoy our day at the Gardens, especially when the Sculpture Trail is open. Be aware during 2018, however, that parking is virtually non-existent!! Notices to the effect are not well presented and there are no alternative offered once the small paved car park...More

Thank 367john
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Micheline N, Manager at Auckland Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hi John Thanks for the review. This year has been especially challenging due to the overflow car park construction. Although a painful experience to have to endure during peak season when earthworks are possible, the end result will give us a further 175 parking spaces...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We visited the Auckland Botanical gardens to see the sculpture gardens display. This display is from 11 November 2017 to 25 February 2018.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Along the way of the hop on and off bus and is a huge garden with a wide variety of flowers. Recommended to visit and spend at least 2 hours here.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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nilvina
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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
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