Large Gardens

Manawatu is home to a stunning array of large gardens, both private and public. From world-class Rhododendron gardens to colourful hilltop havens, these large gardens o two acres or more are awaiting your discovery.

Caccia Birch House & Gardens
This garden is a typically New Zealand style and also features a large number of old and protected exotic trees such as a magnificent Liriodendron Tulipifera (USA), Himalayan Cedar and oaks. MORE...
Address:
130 Te Awe Awe St
Palmerston North
Carolines Gardens
Come and explore the stunning surrounds of Caroline’s gardens, tucked away between the City and Te Apiti - Manawatu Gorge. MORE...
Address:
613 Fitzherbert East Road
Aokautere
Country Lane Gardens
This garden has been lovingly crafted out of a bare landscape set amongst the picturesque plains of the Aokautere area, and the result is stunning. MORE...
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Open by appointment

52 Orrs Road
Aokautere
Cross Hills Gardens
Cross Hills Gardens is a park-like garden that features one of the world's finest collections of rhododendrons and azaleas. MORE...
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September – May 10.30am to 5pm

339 Rangiwahia Rd
Kimbolton



Greenhaugh Gardens & Nursery
Greenhaugh Gardens feature stunning traditional gardens and an onsite nursery. MORE...
Address:
914 Napier Road
Palmerston North City
New Zealand
Kinsale
Enjoy these lovingly tended gardens, covering just over 1 hectare of land and featuring a tranquil pond. MORE...
Address:
1114 Roberts line
Palmerston North
Kowhai Park
Located in Feilding Township, Kowhai Park offers something for everyone.  MORE...
Address:
South Street
Feilding
Mungoven Garden
Visitors will enjoy many things, from the sunlit lawn to a shady grove of stately Japanese cedars, paved swirls, a goldfish pond and conifers of all shapes and sizes. MORE...
Address:
20 Tutaenui Road
Marton
Piazza Verde
Quality handmade lavender products, handpicked herbs and herbal teas. MORE...
Address:
55 Millers Road
Apiti 
New Zealand
Pohangina Heights
Pohangina Heights features eight acres of gardens and two romantic cottages.  MORE...
Address:
500 No 1 Line, Pohangina Valley
Ashhurst
New Zealand
Rhododendron Gardens Heritage Park
This magnificent garden contains about 2000 Rhododendrons, trees and shrubs. MORE...
Address:
Haggerty Street
Kimbolton
New Zealand
Ruapuna Park & Museum
Ruapuna Park comprises beautiful gardens, a replica of the owner's grandmother's cottage and museum-like collections of farming equipment. MORE...
Address:
8 Te Parapara Road
Rangiwahia
New Zealand
The Gables
The Gables houses a collection of early classic cars set in a country garden featuring a large variety of camellias and mature trees. MORE...
Address:
194 Green Road
Awahuri
New Zealand
The Herb Farm
Set amongst 2.5 acres of themed gardens, the herb farms offers an onsite beauty spa, cafe and workshops. MORE...
Address:
Grove Road
Ashhurst
New Zealand
The Ridges
A beautiful garden set in a rural landscape, complemented by views of the Ruahine Ranges and the Tararua foothills and surrounded by native trees and farmland. MORE...
Address:
S. H. 1, Rapid No. 2299
Marton
Thyme Out Estate
Situated on a two-acre country garden, Thyme Out Estate boasts magnificent views of the rolling Manawatu countryside. MORE...
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Open all year by appointment

800 Halcombe Road
Feilding
Tiro Roa Gardens & Nursery
A lovely cottage garden set against the stunning backdrop of the mighty Ruahine Ranges and overlooking the lush green terraces of the Pohangina Valley. MORE...
Address:
1116 Pohangina Road
Pohangina
Tree Peonies
This stunning garden is home to more than 300 varieties of peonies as well as more than 200 types of irises with a specialty in bearded iris. MORE...
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Open from mid Sept - end of Nov

858b Rangiotu Road
Rangiotu
Victoria Esplanade
This local favourite is a beautiful and extensive inner city park adjacent to the Manawatu River, which was opened to mark Queen Victoria's 60th Jubilee. MORE...
Address:
Victoria Esplanade Drive
West End
Palmerston North
4410
Wakefields Garden
This garden shows a focus on creating a large country garden with a number of large trees being planted. MORE...
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8 The Bush Track
Aokautere
Wharerata Gardens
Parts of this garden date back over a century and are tended by a team of expert horticulturalists. MORE...
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Open all year round. Free casual garden access, but please phone ahead on weekends.

University Avenue, Massey University