Eden Garden

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Eden Garden is a garden in Mt Eden, Auckland set in 2 hectares of former quarry land. It was established in 1964 and is open to the public for an admission fee. Eden Garden was donated to the people of New Zealand in 1965 and is managed by The Eden Garden Society, Inc., a not-for-profit society.[1]

The garden's many collections of plants include what is reputed to be the largest collection of camellias in New Zealand, vireyas (tropical rhododendrons) some of which are always in bloom, Japanese maples, magnolias, hibiscus, bromeliads, native trees, interesting rock formations, waterfalls, and a spectacular perennial garden. In recent years the annual spring Eden Garden Tulip Festival, held over a weekend in late August/early September at least since 2011,[2] has been one of the biggest and best in Auckland. There is always something of interest in bloom. This little oasis close to the heart of Auckland city is described by New Zealand's bestgardening.com website as "one of the loveliest and most tranquil inner city gardens around."[3][4]


  1. ^ "Eden Garden (public)". New Zealand Gardens Trust. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Eden Garden Tulip Festival - Auckland". Eventfinda. 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Eden Garden". Friars' Gardens of New Zealand Open to Visit. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Gardens to Visit - Eden Garden". Best Gardening. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016.

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Coordinates: 36°52′36″S 174°46′03″E / 36.8768°S 174.7675°E / -36.8768; 174.7675