Auckland Botanic Gardens, Auckland

4.6
#23 of 134 in Parks in Auckland
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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  • October 3, 2017
    During end of the winter time, don't have much flowers to see. The garden is very neat, clean and organized.  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    Gardens is spaces but some parts are too close to the roads and house, which doesn't give that secluded feeling. Its a nice walk and I think the time of the year matters alot. I went in Sep and there ...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    This is a real discovery for us, having been in Auckland just over a year. The grounds are very well kept, and other than many other botanic gardens, do not look as if under constant construction. Eve...  more »
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  • August 16, 2017
    A must see for tourists. We had to kill time between landing in NZ and going to Rainbows end, so we walked around the Botanics and it was lovely! Peaceful and romantic. We saw many people having their morning run through the gardens and I couldn't imagine a better way to exercise!
  • September 21, 2017
    Lovely panoramas. Good facilities for getting around (train in the weekend) and mobility scooters. Great cafe.
  • September 10, 2017
    Amazing gardens and good food. Bring your own water as you will get thirsty walking this massive garden in the sun. Also good spot for picnics
  • July 3, 2017
    Absolutely would return to these gardens again. Lots of places to just go and sit and relax, meditate, do some yoga maybe take the dog for a walk. Child friendly with a kids garden area. Lots to see and learn from nature itself. Loved it!
  • June 17, 2017
    I've visited the gardens many times, and there's always a new place to explore, or a new planting to enjoy. Great areas for the kids,and most are accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs. And keep an eye out for the sculptures: the permanent collection and the annual display over summer.

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