Photinia Gardens


The Garden

Nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in East Auckland is this magnificent garden. This has taken many years to transform the landscape from trees and grass to this impressive garden that engulfs the house. Bromeliads are the dominating plant along with succulents, air-plants and numerous flower plants blending in with beautiful flower pots and garden ornaments.

Endless hours of work over many years with no set plans has rewarded the owners with this unique garden in a tranquil setting. Admiring the garden from the conservatory or sitting under the pagoda is one of our favourite past times.


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The Gardener

Luzvie is the one with the green fingers and the passion to develop this garden. From early hours in the morning till working late at night with a torch in all weather conditions has paid great dividends with this display. Luzvie artistic talent coupled with Neville’s hard work and workmanship are a perfect partnership, creating a multi-layered garden. Neville is the labourer and builder that does what he is told to add or change the garden setup, building work and ideas for further development, etc.


Garden Details

9 Photinia Place, Howick, Auckland 2016
(Photinia Place is a cul-de-sac of the end of Kurnell Drive)
09 535 2926 - 021 1412831
Contact Person
Luzvie Sinclair
Our garden is open by appointment only, please call first.
Garden Size
784 sq m section, allow 1-2 hours for your visit. We welcome Garden Clubs, Social Clubs, Bus and Coach Tours.
$8 per person, food is extra.
We have on street parking for cars buses and coaches in a cul de sac. Garden is down short shared drive way. For safety, keep to grass foot path.
Yes we have toilet facilities available.
Food Available
We can provide a morning/afternoon tea. A hot drink and two items of food. $10 per person.
Under cover seating is available while everyone enjoy tea, coffee and light refreshments.
We are happy for you to bring your own picnic.
Wheelchair Access
Access friendly for elderly with smooth walkways and about six 10 cm steps.
Dogs Allowed
No dogs thanks.
Children Allowed
Yes but please supervise due to areas of exposed water.
Plants/Other Sales
Yes we have a bromeliad shop open to all visitors.
Guided Tours
Gardeners will be available to provide information as required.
Other Facilities
We are 10 minutes from SAJJ Gardens in Botany, 30 minutes from Huntingwood Gardens in Whitford and 30 minutes from Pandora Gardens in Pakuranga.