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Welcome to Eden Garden Auckland's Award Winning Garden

To visit the garden our Charitable Organisation requires visitors to pay an admission fee. Admission fees can be found here - these fees help our organisation immensely, all proceeds go back into the garden maintenance and operations.

2024 Events Schedule 

Garden Closure Dates

  • Matariki - Friday 28th June.
  • Christmas / New Year Closure - 23rd December to 7th January 2025.

Known as Auckland's 'hidden gem', come and discover our stunning memorial garden in the heart of Auckland. Developed by volunteers, Eden Garden has become an award-winning destination with beautiful plant collections that always provide something in bloom.  Use of eco-friendly methods to control weeds encourages a thriving bio-diversity to encourage native fauna, geckos, wetas, insects, birds and butterflies.

Come and visit the garden for some inspiration and fresh air - we are open from Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 4pm.

As a charitable organisation we appreciate your support with donations and bequests. You can support Eden Garden by becoming a member, visiting our cafe, booking functions and celebrating the lives of loved ones with memorials. This assists with garden operations and ensures families can continue to visit their loved ones.

Thank you for your continued support by visiting Eden Garden.

About Eden Garden

Eden Garden as we know it, on the slopes of Auckland's Mt Eden, had its beginnings in July 1964. A history of its very early days would go back more than 20,000 years, when the site of Auckland today was a field of about forty active volcanos. In more recent times, following the founding of Auckland in 1840, most of the cones were quarried and taken to build the city which has risen where once they stood. A quarry on Mt Eden, abandoned in 1928, was later purchased by a city business man, Sir Frank Mappin, as an addition to his neighbouring estate. When, in 1962, Sir Frank presented his home to the nation as a vice-regal residence, the Government of the day rejected the old quarry, not an overgrown wilderness, as an eyesore and embarrassment. Two years later, a far-sighted horticulturist, Mr Jack Clark, with fifteen fellow enthusiasts, took on the task of converting it into a garden. What you see today is the results of his vision.

Developed by volunteer workers who give freely of their time maintaining established areas, planning and working on further development, Eden Garden is now a national showplace. (Most of the Garden paths you tread commemorate Society members, prominent in that development.) Today, the 5.5 acres (2.25 hectare) Garden features mature trees and flowering shrubs with splendid collections of camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons.

Calender of attractions

JANUARY - Jacaranda, Russelia, Hibiscus, Brunfelsias, Fuchsias, Hydrangeas, Clematis, Magnolia

FEBRUARY - Hibiscus, Bouganvillea, Luculia

MARCH - Sasanqua Camellias, Hibiscus, Brunfelsias (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow)

APRIL - Sasanqua Camellias, Autumn foliage

MAY - Sasanqua Camellias, Autumn foliage, Azaleas, Daphne

JUNE - Japonica Camellias, Azaleas, Daphne

JULY - Japonica Camellias, Azaleas, Daphne, Prunus campanulata (Taiwan cherries), Reticulata Camellias, Michelia

AUGUST - Japonica Camellias, Reticulata Camellias, Azaleas, Michelia, Rhododendrons, Magnolias, Pieris, Tulips

SEPTEMBER - Cedrela sinesis (Toon Trees), Camellias, Rhododendrons, Magnolias, Acers (Maples), Flowering Cherries, Azaleas, Xeronema (Poor Knight's Lily), Clivias, Tulips

OCTOBER - Rhododendrons, Grevilleas, Proteas, Cedrela sinensis (Toon Trees), Xeronema (Poor Knight's Lily), Clivias, Talauma, Acers (Maples)

NOVEMBER - Pohutakawas, Hymenosporum, Water lilies, Grevilleas, Arthropodium (Reinga Lily), Brunfelsias (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow)

DECEMBER - Pohutakawas, Water lilies, Arthropodium (Reinga Lily), Fuschias, Brunfelsias (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow).

Plant Sales

Plant Sales

We have many plants for sale on our shelves outside the Reception building including a special delivery, kindly donated to us from Zealandia Nursery. We will be stocked up with our own plants too, including our stunning Tulips, Hyacinths, Swan plants, Succulents, Vireya Rhododendrons and even some Stag Horns. As our regulars know, our sale plants are healthy and well-priced!

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Make the most of visiting the garden with an exclusive membership! We have a variety of memberships on offer that can cater from a single person to a group of 4 people! There are also benefits of being a member too with a free tea or coffee with food on Tuesdays!

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You may memorialise a shrub, a tree or a rock in the Garden and your loved ones ashes will be interred at the site or near the memorial. If you choose the Memorial Wall the ashes of your loved one will be placed in an unmarked site in the garden.

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Whats On At Eden garden

Sunday mid-winter Roast ~ 21st July 2024

Why not warm our bellies with a mid-winter dining treat! Join us in the garden for for Mid-Winter Sunday Roast at Eden Garden featuring live acoustic music. BYO wine or ADD ON wine or Guinness beer to your meal. Starter, Roast Main with seasonal vegetables and Sticky Date Pudding as Dessert included in your ticket. […]

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2024 Annual Tulip Festival ~ 7th & 8th September

Eden Garden is excited to announce the Annual Tulip Festival is back on for 2024! Auckland’s largest Tulip Display and a great day out for the whole family. Plenty of adult and children entertainment! Buy tickets to avoid queues as the previous years events sold out! – Over 15,000 flowering bulbs in garden and pots! […]

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2024 Floral Art Exhibition – Music at Eden

Floral Music at Eden – 6th to 10th March 2024. Highlight, Stimulate, Demonstrate The Auckland Area of Floral Art are creating 15 large floral installations amongst the beautiful Eden Garden. The 10 Auckland Clubs and their designers between Warkworth and Pukekohe will highlight their art form, stimulate your senses, and demonstrate their techniques using beautiful […]

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’23 IKEBANA – Japanese Flower Arrangements

Sogetsu Teachers Association of Ikebana invite you to attend the Annual Ikebana Exhibition at Eden Garden. Ikebana may be comparable to painting, music or sculpture. Sogetsu Ikebana can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere, using any material. Click here for tickets. TICKET PRICES: – Adults: $13.00 – NZ Seniors/Students: $9.00 – Children under 12: Free – Eden […]

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2023 Annual Tulip Festival

Eden Garden is excited to announce the Annual Tulip Festival is back on for 2023! Auckland’s largest Tulip Display and a great day out for the whole family. Plenty of adult and children entertainment! Buy tickets to avoid queues as the previous years events sold out! – Over 15,000 flowering bulbs in garden and pots! […]

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60th Anniversary ~2024 Calendar Fundraiser!

PRICE: $27.95 (incl GST) per calendar Visit to learn more and secure your calendar today. Together, let’s celebrate 60 years of Eden Garden and look forward to many more seasons of beauty, memories, and community. Thank you for supporting Eden Garden – Charitable Organisation.

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