A former quarry is now a quiet picturesque gully tucked away in the suburb of Mount Eden. While this garden has a minimal admission fee (to support the volunteers and the garden upkeep). While you wander through the gardens the seating, the donated plants, nooks and corners have plaques describing the individuals who have contributed funds or labour to create and maintain this special corner of Auckland. The garden has steep paths (it was a quarry). For glorious city views the adjoining Mount Eden volcanic cone is a great place to capture a classic volcanic hill complete with city views.
Admission fee is supporting a not for profit organisation. For more information check out Eden Garden.
Open Wed-Sunday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Cafe and toilets. The cafe is classic kiwi morning or afternoon tea spread complete with club sandwiches, egg & bacon pie, cakes and, of course lamingtons (delicious sponge coated with icing and dusted with coconut).
No children’s playground.
For more information about gardens to visit in Auckland check out Gardens to visit in Auckland.