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Botanical Gardens

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Spencer Road | Hospital Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Pretty but steep

Visiting the gardens is free. The gardens are quite old and have some lovely old trees. There are... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Perth, Australia
via mobile
Pretty space, lots of birds

When we arrived at the gardens a whole bunch of birds, doves and pigeons, came swooping down which... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
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Spencer Road | Hospital Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting the gardens is free. The gardens are quite old and have some lovely old trees. There are also lawn areas and some nice garden beds with annuals. Also lots of white pigeons on the area. It's a steep garden and not too good for...More

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 18 October 2017

When we arrived at the gardens a whole bunch of birds, doves and pigeons, came swooping down which was quite unnerving. But once inside the park, it's very peaceful, there's a pretty bridge and waterfall, and lots of nice planting around.

Thank travelwgtn
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens especially in Spring overlooking the sea. Water fountain and lovely walking paths and of course flowers.Also step just out of them and go for a walk along the beach on Marine Parade

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This place is great to go in spring time my younger sister learnt to walk there the flowers are starting to bloom and a awesome kids playground for the younger ones xxx

Thank Lucy U
Reviewed 11 September 2017

the paths can be steep, some have lots of steps. The gardens are pretty with several huge majestic Himalayan pines on show. The historic Napier cemetery is at the top of the gardens, also worth a wander around

Thank Emma A
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Having the flowers bloom was an added extra as we celebrated the bestfriend's wedding ceremony here! An old yet tranquil & picturesque garden that complimented the occasion.

Thank journeywithjaydn
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Botanical Gardens are always looking lovely.It is a really nice place to have a picnic.Take a leasurely stroll around the garden paths and feed the ducks in the pond.Take a ball with you and have a kick around with the kids..

Thank bazzm109r
Reviewed 12 July 2017

It's nice, but very tiny. Not big an of birds in cage... I suppose it's nicer in spring or summer for flowers.

Thank nina1007
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We happened upon the botanical gardens a couple of years after moving to Hawke's Bay. What a hidden treasure this is! Once you find the spot - where parking is on-street and easy - the rest is as much or as little as you choose...More

Thank Marguerite B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The Napier Botanical Gardens have been around for many years and has always been well maintained. It has a variety of trees and plants and the flowers in bloom are just stunning. Its a great place to walk through on ones daily stroll or power...More

Thank MONIPE17
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