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Visitor Information

Planning Your Visit

You can spend an hour, half a day, or more at Eden Garden.  Start at the bottom of the old quarry and wind your way up the meandering paths to the heights overlooking the garden and harbour, or just stroll on the level paths near the cafe.  We are close to the city with free parking at the front gate.

Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for NZ seniors. Children under 12 are free. Groups of over 15 people $6 each. 

Become a member of the Garden for $70 per senior, $100 per adult, $160 for two people living at the same address, and $200 for a 1+3 Membership (one member plus any three guests). 

Getting Here

Getting here couldn't be simpler.  The beckoning calm of the front gate is just a ten minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Newmarket's shopping area.

The 'Auckland Hop on Hop Off Explorer' bus makes regular stops at the Garden.  Call them at freephone 0800 4 EXPLORER.

We are a few minutes drive from the Gillies Avenue exit on the Southern Motorway.

Getting Around the Garden

The area at the front gate and around the cafe area is flat, allowing a comfortable stroll while enjoying the colourful and varied plantings.

The central most-visited area is mostly flat for easy walking and wheelchair access.  Elsewhere, particularly on the edge of the old quarry, some paths are steep and rocky and suitable footwear should be worn.

Umbrellas and wheelchairs are available from the Visitor Centre.

Highlights throughout the year

Spring

Thousands of tulips in full bloom for our annual Tulip Festival

Annual Tulip Festival - Late Camellias - Chinese Toon Trees - Rhododendrons - Taiwanese Cherries, a favourite of the Tuis - Bluebells - Clivias - Poor Knights Lilies.

Summer

Roses in full summer glory in the Perennial Garden

The Perennial Gardens are in full flush - Lilies - Hippeastrum - Gladioli - Brunfelsias - Gardenias - Hibiscus - Hostas - Hydrangeas - Fuchias - Leucadendrons and Protea - Pohutakawa, the New Zealand Christmas Tree - Vireya Rhododendrons

Autumn

Japanese Maples show their brilliant Autumn colour

Japanese Maples and other deciduous trees display their seasonal hues - Daphnes - Camellia Sasanqua - Vireya Rhododendrons

Year Round Interest

There's something new to see on every visit

Garden Gift Shop

Great gifts for every occasion, and a little something for yourself.

We model our shop on the RHS model in the UK and offer beautiful cake stands, Irish Linen teatowels, scarves, jewellery, handbags, soaps and lotions, our famous cookbook, Eden Garden cards, and many other interesting finds.

Christmas gifts galore with easy parking and an array of perfect gifts for that special person.

Plant Sales

A variety of plants is available for sale at the Visitor Centre. 

Group Visits and Tours

Guided tours with a member of the garden staff can be arranged.  Please call the Visitor Centre at 09 638 8395 or email us for more information.