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The winter gardens are a must see when you travel to Whanganui. Especially at night when they are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tinaya E
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Small but perfectly formed

I visited the gardens during January and the colours were brilliant. The gardens have an... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2019
Peter C
Wellington, New Zealand
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The Winter Gardens is an all-year-round attraction with colourful displays whatever the season or weather. Adjoining the Winter Gardens is the Art Garden which combines an intriguing blend of sculpture and garden art.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
113 Great North Road, Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The winter gardens are a must see when you travel to Whanganui. Especially at night when they are all lit up

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tinaya E
Reviewed 30 January 2019

I visited the gardens during January and the colours were brilliant. The gardens have an indoor/outdoor aspect and walking access is very easy with only a few steps to traverse. The plantings have been very well maintained and the gardens are well worth a visit....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 24 January 2019

This all year round attraction is a must see. We took a leisurely walk around these spectacular, colourful gardens.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank smidgenz1
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

The Wanganui Winter Gardens was beautiful and well kept. There were many attractions to have a look at and it was wonderful that it was free of charge.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cherryberry1234
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Happened upon these gardens while looking for toilets and a place to stretch our legs while passing through Waitangi. Cafe, toilets, nice walk around the lake, ducks, geese, swans. Perfect place to stop for tea or a picnic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jldrake5
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Wonderful displays at all time of year - but the Christmas display this year is one of the most magical I have ever seen! Don't miss it. The area outside is idyllic as well, with bird song, comfortable seats, interesting art work and imaginative planting.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Anne D
Reviewed 4 December 2018

The gardens are always beautiful and worth a visit but they are really great at Christmas time when they are decorated. The gardens are only small so you don't need to spend much time there but if you are visiting the lake, visit them as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank SLRobinsonNZ
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We had a long walk through the gardens which were beautiful. I would love to see the gardens at the height of summer. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 8 October 2018

So nice to be able to wander through this place with all its colour. Pools with fish in it, and all the hanging baskets, just so much to see there

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judith B
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Some really lovely flowers at the Winter Gardens, and some great art and art installations as well! Well worth a look see while you're at Virginia Lake.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank annmariegee
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