This 65 hectare garden opened in 1982 and has become Auckland's premier horticultural showcase. With a full selection of New Zealand native plants and trees, the Botanic Garden is an excellent venue in which to learn about the environment and the part that plants play. There are a number of self-guided tours complete with information signs that fully explain the plantings. For exotics, the camellias and roses are especially well represented. The gardens are just off the Manurewa exit off the Southern motorway. Come springtime, the Gardens see the Ellerslie Flower Show.
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