These are Auckland’s best gardens to visit.

Auckland Botanic Gardens

This huge sprawling garden backs onto Totara Park so bring your walking shoes and make a day of it. The gardens themselves are large and varied with something for everyone including a cafe. They often have exhibitions such as the excellent annual sculpture in the gardens.

Winter Garden & The Auckland Domain

Wintergarden Auckland Domain

Don’t miss the wintergarden at the Auckland Domain. It’s fantastic in any weather, entry is free. It was opened in 1913 and consists of two huge Victorian style glass houses and a courtyard with a pond. The domain also has a number of other gardens and the Auckland Museum some make sure you have time to see it all. Auckland Domain is located between Newmarket and the city centre.

Eden Gardens

Built in an old quarry on the side of Mt Eden this is a really nice garden with a cafe, a stream, extensive flower beds and short hiking trails.

Parnell Rose Gardens

The Parnell Rose gardens in Dove-Myer Robinson Park have over 5000 rose bushes.The gardens showcase traditional and new rose varieties. By far the best time to visit is between October and April when the roses are in bloom.

Government House

This is the official residence of the Governor General when in Auckland. Tours are free and by arrangement only.

Cornwall Park

Cornwall Park Auckland Tree

Cornwall Park is a beautiful place to walk under large mature trees. There’s plenty of flower gardens hidden around the park for you to discover.

Alberton House

Located on the slopes of Mt Albert this beautiful 5 star mansion was built in 1863. Expolore the house and garden.

Highwic House

This beautiful Newmarket mansion was built in 1862. It’s now open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday for a small fee.

Albert Park

Aerial view of Albert Park Fountain and Gardens in Auckland City

This is a great walk around the University in Auckland’s CBD. Highlights include Old Government House and the surrounding gardens.

Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens

Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens are located 40 minutes drive from any downtown Auckland Hotel. It takes around 1 hour to walk the sculpture trail. It’s not really suitable for wheelchairs or walking frames so maybe leave Grampa in the car for this one. There’s around 40 sculptures along the trail.

Pah Homestead (TSB Wallace Arts Centre)

This historic Mansion built in the 1870s has been converted into an Art Gallery. It’s well worth a visit. Located halway between Auckland Airport and the CBD.

West Lynn Garden and Butterfly House

Butterfly in West Lynn Garden

This 4 and 1/2 acre garden in West Auckland is run by volunteers. Entry to the gardens is a bargain at $3 which also gets you into the butterfly house. Get amongst it.