10 Amazing Gardens in Auckland that are a must-Visit!

Is there anything better than being surrounded by blooming flowers and getting engulfed in their comforting smell? Aucklanders are quite lucky in this sense as there are many gardens in Auckland that localities and tourists can stroll through. 

The best part about these gardens is that you don't have to go very far to enjoy nature and its wonders. But to help you select the best garden, we have compiled this list, which is guaranteed to freshen up your mood. 

The 10 Best Gardens in Auckland!

Gardens in Auckland source

1. Wrights Watergardens 

This picturesque garden surrounds the beautiful Mauku waterfalls. There are plenty of hidden pathways that visitors can explore; on top of this, there are surprise bridges that lead to some of the garden's best spots. However, many of the gardens are majestic throughout the year, still the best way to enjoy a stroll on a chilly afternoon with the sun providing warmth and the flowers providing comfort. 

2. Eden Gardens 

Going along with its name, Eden garden is a place that will truly bring peace to your life. It doesn't matter if you go there to enjoy the blooming flowers or the majestic waterfalls. If you want to escape from the city crowd and the hustle, this is the perfect place. 

3. Auckland Botanic Gardens 

Located in Manurewa, this garden is filled to the brim with flowers and is the best place to take a stroll even if you are alone. With more than 10,000 different species of flower, Auckland botanic garden is a sight to behold. It is guaranteed that a trip to this garden will bring out a new found love for nature. 
Auckland Botanic Gardens (source)

4. Ayrlies Garden 

Situated just a few miles ahead of Whitford, Ayrlies Garden is one of Auckland's most renowned gardens. The wide variety of plant and flower species will make you keep exploring and finding new things, and lowkey won't even notice that you are exercising. Take a few snaps for the gram and also show your love for nature. 

5. Parnell Rose Garden 

It will be a sin not to visit a garden that specializes and grows various roses. This concept sounds so amazing, and it surely rises to the occasion. Visit the Rose garden with your loved ones for a relaxing time, all the while bringing out your inner romantic self. 

6. Mincher Garden 

Sticking to the topic of romance, Mincher Garden also houses a kissing gate. The Gate is located right under the willow trees. Upon passing through, you can walk down the gravel paths, absorbing everything the garden offers. This garden's special characteristics are its orchard trees, local plants, fresh river streams, and the Georgian style garden is an absolute masterpiece. To visit this place, one needs to book a slot as this is a private garden. 

7. Highwic Garden 

This victorian themed garden can journey through narrow pathways that surround this area. Many local species such as fern, Nikau, and Totara tree can also be found here due to their location. A peaceful walk in this spectacular garden will leave you mesmerized. 
Highwic Garden, source

8. Waitawa Regional Garden

Far from the bustling city traffic, Waitawa Regional Garden is one of the best contenders for an afternoon trip to one of the best gardens in Auckland. Visitors even have the option to stay overnight if they wish to enjoy nature at night. Located in Kawakawa Bay, the park is approximately 50 Km from central Auckland. 

9. Omeru Reserve 

A historical location near Kaukapakapa, Omeru reserve is a scenic spot that offers marvellous views. Located about 50 Km from Auckland city, it's a stunning place to explore. The streams, waterfalls, and heritage sites are more than enough to captivate anyone. 

 10. Domain Wintergardens 

Situated in the Auckland Domain, Domain WIntergardens is one of the unique and special gardens in Auckland to visit especially when you are in the city. The garden is filled with numerous varieties of plants and flowers and space extends to as far as your eye can see. New Zealand historic places have designated the Wintergardens as a Category 1 historic sites.  On top of the tropical gardens, the domain also boasts a glass house that visitors love to explore. It is located at Wintergarden Road, Parnell, Auckland 1010 and can be visited between 9 am in the morning till 4:30 pm in the evening.

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