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Auckland Botanic Gardens

New Zealand - Auckland

Institution Code: AUCK

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

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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.

Our vision:

* 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.

Main Address:
Auckland Botanic Gardens
102 Hill Road
2105 New Zealand

Telephone: 64 (09) 267-1457
Fax: 64 (09) 266-3698
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Jack Hobbs, Manager
    Curator's Name: Brooke Stark, Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Yvonne Etherington, Botanical Records Officer

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
    Status: Municipal: N
  • Date founded: 1982
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
  • Landscaped Area: Y
  • Total Area: 64 Hectares
    Latitude: -37.007387
    Longitude: 174.904988
    Altitude: 60.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Y
  • Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Disabled access: Y

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:NZ native flora, flaxes (46 vars.), Hebe (90 vars.), flowering tea tree (Leptospermum, 35 vars.), Camellia, Magnolia, conifers, Dahlia, Salvia, herbs, perennial plants suitable for Auckland, African plants suitable for Auckland.
  • Plant Collection Policy: Y

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Y
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y
    Reintroduction Programme: Y

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Y
    Conservation - Biology: Y
    Education: Y
    Horticulture: Y

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Y
    Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Permanent Public Displays: Y
    Special Exhibitions: Y
    Education Programme: Y