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Dugald MacKenzie Rose Gardens

Victoria Esplanade Drive | West End, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Relaxing with the roses

This rose garden is beautifully laid out and well "labelled" for the ardent rose lover. But, above... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
wheels807
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Blooming choo choo

A difficult entrance from the highway and I missed it and did a giant uee when no one was looking... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2018
Mike T
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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Victoria Esplanade Drive | West End, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

This rose garden is beautifully laid out and well "labelled" for the ardent rose lover. But, above all, it's a wonderful place to stroll and relax while enjoying the amazing rose displays.

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Reviewed January 18, 2018

A difficult entrance from the highway and I missed it and did a giant uee when no one was looking. Worth the effort though. From that end the garden is not obvious but as we walked around the park (avoiding the narrow gauge railway) we...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2018

Marvelous planting or a wonderful range of roses in well laid out beds - a thoroughly relaxing and pleasant afternoon

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

As a horticulturist myself that grows roses, I was blown away by this amazing rose garden quality and collection. Excellent for photos. My favourite Rose was Tequila Sunrise

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

The roses are magnificent, and there is a great combination of various colours. Although the garden is small, it has a great layout. Definitely a must-see in November.

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Reviewed December 8, 2017

An enormous rose garden which, in December, is a swathe of colour. Very large number of roses and the scent is exquisite.

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Yes a must visit if you like anything like this and when in full bloom it is just superb, well kept over the years as we have been hear a number of times and will continue to do so. In a fantastic spot which also...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

We visited but the roses are not in bloom yet. Nonetheless, the garden is beautiful and I like how they have so many varieties of roses, 80+! Each flower bed is a different variety. A lovely place to visit.

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Reviewed September 22, 2017

A real gem and well worth visiting even if you aren't a rose buff! Sheltered and a lovely space to relax in out of the wind.

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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

In the summer these rose gardens are extremely good and must rank as some of the best that I have seen in the world. They are always kept neat and tidy and because of the layout you get a good view of all the rose...More

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Alison D
January 18, 2018|
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Response from Sus1952 | Reviewed this property |
There will still be plenty of flowers and it’s a great place to linger and sit, but you can see it in about ten minutes.
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anja-f-atv
February 12, 2017|
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The roses start flowering about November, depending on the season. They can carry on blooming until April or May even longer depending on the season. But the peak would be December through March. if the gardeners "dead... More
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