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What to See

Eden Garden is a unique garden situated on the eastern slopes of Mt. Eden. It is a wonderfully peaceful sanctuary- five and a half acres of splendid garden just minutes from downtown Auckland.

Eden Garden features a splendid array of plants, mature trees, flowering shrubs and perennials, offering a new experience on every visit.  We are particularly proud of our large collection of Vireya Rhododendrons which flower throughout the year.

Plant Collections – Vireyas, Camellias, Rhododendrons, Hibiscus, Hostas, Hydrangeas, Japanese Maples, Magnolias, Bromeliads, Succulents, Roses and Perennials

NZ Natives – Giant Nikau palms, Kauri, Rimu, Totara and ferns

Resident Native Birds – Including Tuis, Wood Pigeons, Fantails and Kingfishers

Garden Entry Donation.

Adults – $12.00

NZ Seniors & Students  – $8.00

Children under 12 – Free

Groups of 15 or more – $8.00 each

Garden Open Tuesday – Sunday, 9am – 4pm

Cafe Open Tuesday – Sunday, 9am – 3pm

Such a treasure tucked quietly away in a busy city. Thoroughly enjoyed taking some time out to enjoy nature in beautiful surroundings




A beautiful hidden garden away from the hustle and bustle and on the side of Mt Eden. Many different flowers and trees to admire and enjoy with various paths to explore. Walk up to the lookouts for panoramic views over the city.



Very pretty gardens set at the bottom of Mount Eden, with a lovely cafe and good shop.



Where to find us

Getting here couldn’t be simpler.  The beckoning calm of the front gate is just a 15 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Newmarket’s shopping area.  We are a 12 minute walk up from the Manukau Road with many bus stops. We are open from Tuesday – Sunday 9am to 4pm.

Other bus routes that are close to us, starting from the ferry terminal are the 321, and 295.

Plan your route with Auckland Transport.

We are a few minutes drive from the Gillies Avenue exit on the Southern Motorway and we have our own free parking.

Although we are on Mt Eden it is not possible to access Mt Maungawhau from the Garden.


What to Expect

The central 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 to borrow from Reception.

There are many benches to rest upon and gazebos and shelters to sit in further up the hill.

Our lovely café offers a selection of hot and cold drinks, slices and wholesome lunches all made on the premises.