Welcome to Gardens to Visit

Gardenstovisit is a collection of New Zealand gardens that open to visitors. We list everything from large county gardens to very small courtyard gardens. Styles vary from Classics English, Tropical, Native through to Arboretums. Some gardens host Weddings and have a Chapel with in their grounds.  Some offer Accommodation.  Lunches/morning/afternoon tea can be arranged by appointment, while some gardens have Cafe/Restaurant and Function centres. Gifts and garden art sales are also available in some gardens.

Each Garden lists their own details.

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Ronesh and Sanjana are the new owners of the Wrights Water Gardens and Cafe as of October 2016. Our two Gardeners  are really passionate about the maintenance of the garden and its environment and make sure it is well maintained.

The gardens surround the Mauku Waterfall, Stream and rock quarry. The gardens are on several levels where numerous pathways, bridges and ponds lead you to surprise after surprise.  Unique growing situations are found in this one garden due to the huge rock face and abundant water. Over 80 varieties of water lilies and exotic lotus cover the ponds during the summer months where thousands of flowers create a magical kaleidoscope of colour. Aquatic plants like Japanese Iris, Thalia, Pontederia and Hibiscus are planted close to the ponds. Beyond are plantings of natives and exotic bulbs, perennials, trees and annuals.

128 Mauku Road Franklin-Auckland. We are located 45 minutes south of Auckland city.

Garden Trading hours : Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4.30pm ( closed after Mothers Day until the 1st of October very year)