Auckland Botanic Gardens, Auckland Region

4.6
#18 of 149 in Parks in Auckland Region
Be inspired by the plant collection at Auckland Botanic Gardens, where you'll learn the story of cultivation, protection, and sustainability that have created these rich, diverse tributes to the natural world. The gardens house more than 10,000 plants from around the world, and attentive and careful planting makes each of the 23 individually themed collections a sight to behold year-round. Don't miss the children's garden, which tells kids (and adults!) about the fascinating lives of plants the world over, from cacti to insect-eating rarities. The interactive exhibits and cafes add to a holistic experience for the whole family, across 64 hectares (156 acres) of proudly protected land. Use our Manurewa tour planner to visit Auckland Botanic Gardens on your trip to Manurewa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • So glad we visited,a day in the country in the city. Vast park with self guided walking ,wonderful plants and trees,take a picnic enjoy the quiet.  more »
  • Beautiful gardens, such a lovely open space with huge variety of trees, plants & flowers. My favourite area was full of swan plants and Monarch butterflies floating everywhere - must visit 😊🌸  more »
  • We walked around only some of this as it is huge. The mid day sun made it more of a challenge than we wanted but it was really beautiful. The garden is free to visit and has a wide array of plants...  more »
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  • . (02/2019) Auckland Botanic Gardens is a nice collection of gardens, walkways and parks. There are multiple entrances from different directions with easy access. Visitor Centre is located at the main entrance and is a good place to start exploration of this Botanical Garden. Some of the attractions at this amazing place include Rose Garden, African Garden, Historic Rose Garden, Herb Garden, Reflective Rose Garden, Edible Garden and Rock Garden. Most of the gardens are well maintained and regularly looked after. Some of the gardens appear ignored which is easy noticeable on entrance to those gardens. Seating and benches are provided at regular distances for taking rest and enjoying the views. Good for visiting on a clear day to spend a great time. An ideal place to do a get-together or organise a picnic on a sunny day. Ample parking space. Wheelchair parking is available and there is wheelchair accessible entrance. A good place for families, kids and meditation. Public restrooms are available.
  • We love this garden! So good to go for a day or just a stroll. The kids also enjoy discovering plants and there current space theme is making them interested in details we didn’t even noticed. Don’t hesitate to go there as you’ll definitely spend a nice day!
  • What a beautiful slice of heaven. We loved our stroll through the gardens. You can easily spend a whole day there with the family. It's pram and wheelchair friendly, the cafe offers a range of food and drinks and the gardens are very well maintained. We shall be back :-)
  • Nice green lung in the southern part of Auckland, can't compare to Auckland Domain. It features different gardens such as African, Herbs and Edible Garden, which is not often found in other botanical gardens. Not much of floral though, it would be good if there is a glass house garden for flowers lovers.
  • Nice space to explore for a couple of hours. Lots of development going on at the moment which will be great once it's finished. Plenty of car parking if you follow the sign to the overflow car park which is not far from the entrance.

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