Gardens of the North Island
Explore New Zealand’s verdant North Island, where dramatic landscapes meet innovative garden designs, and feast your eyes on a profusion of floral colour in late spring.
New Zealand is a hidden gem, combining English landscape gardening with colonial heritage, indigenous and Māori flora and Māori reverence for the natural world.
Begin in Auckland with a visit to Ayrlies Garden, the ‘quintessential New Zealand garden’, and visit Hamilton Gardens, which showcases 4,000 years of landscape design styles in a unique series of botanical ‘rooms’.
Gain exclusive access to the outstanding private gardens of New Plymouth, and wander amidst densely textured borders in the bog gardens of Pepped Warbeck near Wellington. Lastly, explore the legacy of New Zealand’s colonial heritage in the picturesque English-style gardens and Art Deco architecture of Napier.