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Auckland Botanic Gardens
New Zealand - Auckland
Institution Code: AUCK
International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y
The Potter Children's Garden at Auckland
About the Auckland Botanic Gardens
Auckland Botanic Gardens is a young garden by world standards, but our unique designs are creating a garden of distinctive character. It was opened in 1982 and now has over 10,000 plants from all over the world.
* Through provision of a spectacular South Pacific Garden we aspire to contribute to our community’s wellbeing and appreciation of plants.
* The vast range of plants on display reflects the regions benevolent climate, and parallels our diverse landscape and ethnic mix.
* Most importantly the gardens should meet the needs and interests of our community, and they should inspire and inform people about the importance of plants in their lives and to the environment.
A key objective in the development of the Botanic Gardens has been to identify those plants best suited to growing in Auckland conditions. A trial programme was established to enable assessment of ornamental plants and to publish Advisory Leaflets recommending reliable subjects for home gardens.