Eden Garden


The Garden

It has been described as Auckland's best-kept garden secret. Eden Garden boasts the largest and most varied collection of camellias in New Zealand; a large number of vireya rhododendrons, rhododendrons and azaleas, a host of bromeliads, some magnificent hibiscus and a wide collection of New Zealand native plants, making this an important and interesting garden for the plants alone. View Map

The Gardener

We have 3 qualified gardeners, working daily to maintain the garden to a high standard.

The gardeners are kept very busy throughout the year with planting, property maintenance, pest control and garden planning. There are also a number of one-off projects, such as planting 14,000 tulip bulbs for our annual Festival (which takes place in the Spring). After Tulip time, the perennial garden is planted for a wonderful vibrant summer display. Autumn is the time for planting new and replacement trees and shrubs and planning for new garden projects. 

We also have a team of garden volunteers who meet on Friday morning. The volunteers work in teams on a variety of seasonal tasks such as deadheading, grooming and weeding as well as general garden maintenance. Morning tea provided.

If you have gardening knowledge and experience and would like to join our gardening volunteer team on Friday mornings, please ask for an application form. 

Please call 09 638 8395 or email us for an application form.  


Garden Details

24 Omana Avenue, Epsom.
Only a few minutes drive from the bustling streets of downtown Auckland. The garden is not signposted until you are within a block of the garden itself.
+64 (9) 638-8395
Open daily from 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cafe open daily from 10:00am - 3:30pm

Please check our website for details for Holiday closures
Garden Size
Five acres, take half an hour or half a day to visit Eden Garden.
Adults $12, NZ Seniors/Students $8, Children 12 years and under - Free
Brochure Available?
Yes along with a full map of the gardens.
There is free on-street parking right outside our front gate, plus street-side parking on adjacent streets. Please be sure not to block or impede access to our neighbours' driveways.
Food Available
Yes, we have an onsite cafe

Garden Entry fee applies to cafe patrons
Cafe/Resaurant Available
Our cafe is open 10am - 3.30pm year round

Phone: 09 6388395 Fax: 09 6387685 E-Mail: cafe@edengarden.co.nz

For table bookings of 6 or more please call 09 638 8395 to make a table booking. Please note we do not take weekend table bookings.

Garden Entry fee applies to Cafe table bookings.
The heart of the Garden is the compact plaza with its umbrella-shaded tables and chairs surrounding the cafe and main meeting room.
There are also seats throughout the garden.
Yes please feel free to bring your own picnic, however the cafe seating is available only for those eating at the cafe.
Wheelchair Access
Dogs Allowed
Yes - on leash only
Children Allowed
Yes, but no skate boards/bikes etc.
Plants/Other Sales
Please visit us and explore our wonderful range of gifts for all ages: beautiful cake stands, lovely cups and saucers and mugs, Irish linen tea towels, embroidered handkerchiefs, candle and candle holders, coasters, lovely cards, fiskars tools, niwashi tools and plants.
Function Center Available?
We have three different sized function rooms available. For function and seminar bookings please contact 09 638 8395 or cafe@edengarden.co.nz
Other Facilities

Eden Garden Cafe
Open every day from 10:00am - 3:30pm. Featuring everything from an informal cappuccino and a snack to delicious lunches and High Teas, our café offers visitors a wide range of choices.


Explorer Bus
Auckland's famous Explorer Bus stops at Eden Garden on its tours of Auckland City. For enquiries, call free phone 0800-4-EXPLORER