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The gardens are we kept with a stream flowing down into a pond. We sat and watched the birds, they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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This botanic garden had several plants in bloom in October, such as Lenten rose, camellias... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Spencer Road | Hospital Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are we kept with a stream flowing down into a pond. We sat and watched the birds, they do walk very close to you which is how it should be. Very peaceful and well worth a visit.

1  Thank JohnK269
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This botanic garden had several plants in bloom in October, such as Lenten rose, camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, and lilies as well as a large number of other plant and tree specimens on site. Birds seen one morning included myna, sparrow, pieon, green finch, goldfinch, robin,...More

Thank liveabroad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These gardens are another of Napiers little gems. We wandered in and the pond by the gates had little ducklings. There were budgies of all colours on view. The gardens are kept to a very high standard.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is ideal for most ages. The ducks are present and there are doves that fly around also. The gentle little stream is pleasant too. It is a lovely venue for a wedding. I attended a naming ceremony for a baby there. It was an...More

Thank PrettyBetty1919
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Nice place to relax and have a picnic. Interesting looking at the range of flowers and fauna. Lots of space for children to run around without disturbing the plants. Nice on a sunny day

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Very nice botanical gardens, not the largest area, but well planned and maintained, make a nice trip out for a walk and slow travel

1  Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Beautiful gardens, well laid out. Smaller than I thought but still enjoyable. Lovely aviary with budgies. Cemetery next door is worth a visit. Really interesting history board with numbered grave sites of notable citizens.

1  Thank randrporter99
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Great gardens - if you're looking for a great photo spot or picnic spot, this is the place to go! Pathways to explore the gardens and with the flowers in bloom it is just a picture of perfection. The only disappointment for us was due...More

Thank DebsH200
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We strolled through the gardens one hot January day and were very grateful for the shade offered by the lovely mature trees. There are several paths that meander through the gardens offering different views and fauna, unfortunately January is not a great month to see...More

Thank neil1342014
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

The Botanic gardens established in 1855 are a great place to relax in the quiet of nature. Duck ponds, pigeon roosts and budgie aviaries are encompassed in some lovely flower beds and beautiful old trees. The seating in nice but the real attraction is the...More

1  Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
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