Toro mai ki O Tāne Aotearoa. Kitea ai i konei te kōwhai, te tōtara, te ponga me ētahi atu tipu motuhake o Aotearoa.

New Zealand Gardens

Kōtukutuku, Fuchsia excorticata

The O Tāne Aotearoa/New Zealand Gardens were established at their present location between 1910 and 1927 by Botanic Gardens Curator James Young.

Over several decades these gardens evolved into a fine collection of New Zealand species, interwoven and overlaid with new extensions.

The gardens provide a wonderful opportunity for getting lost under a canopy of mature trees such as kahikatea and beech. 

New Zealand Icon Garden

Ponga/Silver tree fern, Alsophila tricolor

A short, looped trail featuring some of New Zealand's most iconic and loved native plants.

The small grove allows you to catch a glimpse of wild New Zealand and see mature trees and plants including the legendary ponga/silver fern.

Cockayne Memorial Garden

Marlborough rock daisy, Pachystegia insignis

In 1938, the New Zealand Garden was extended to allow space for alpine plants, hebe and leptospermum beds.

This new addition was created as a memorial to Dr Leonard Cockayne (1855 - 1934) in honour of his comprehensive contribution to New Zealand's botany, horticulture, ecology and conservation.

In the 1960s this garden was completely redesigned and replanted to be what you see today.