Parnell Rose Gardens, Auckland

#17 of 55 in Parks in Auckland
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Sniff the bright and blooming flowers at Parnell Rose Gardens, home to a celebrated collection of the most romantic of all flowers. The expertly designed gardens offer different themed displays, including the Nancy Steen cottage-style garden, which displays a remarkable range of heritage roses. Visitors will also delight at seeing the oldest manuka plant and the largest pohutukawa tree in the district of Auckland. Barbecue spots and a wealth of green lawns provide great options once you've seen the collection. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Parnell Rose Gardens by using our Auckland journey planner.
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  • Went through in about 5-10 minutes. Lots of people taking pictures and I thought I would enjoy it more. The seems to be lots of road parking, but could not see a bigget car park, but that does not...  more »
  • The Parnell Rose Gardens is a festival of colourful and scented rose bushes with beautiful large roses.  more »
  • Wonderful time to visit at present with so many roses out. The sight and fragrance of so many of the roses like bathing in perfume. No wonder there was so much birdsong. Easy access and definitely...  more »
  • This has always been one of my favourite spots in Auckland to take visitors and it still has that appeal. Some of the names for some of the roses are becoming difficult to read or have disappeared altogether, but in the presence of so many lovely roses, this is minor.
  • An absolute beautiful display of colour and such a great variety of roses in one confined area. Have not ever visited the gardens and we were blown away well maintained and overlooking the Auckland harbour. Good walking paths for leisurely stroll. A nice spot to walk around and smell the extensive collection of roses. Worth a visit when the roses are in full bloom. we got off the hop on hop off bus here well worth a visit lots of very nice roses and wonderful scents also nice views from here
  • Beautiful garden for a nice walk or picnik. Also, great views over the harbor 👌
  • So many roses. Crowed over the roses festival. Good music and great vibe.
  • A really really well kept garden full of many varieties of roses. Overlooking the Auckland port. A very popular place to stop and smell the roses while sipping on a hot mocha from the nearby Rosie's Cafe.

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