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Marlborough Gardens and Parks – Places to Go

Discover Marlborough’s garden delights. Places to go range from sprawling rural gardens to urban gems. Marlborough’s public parks and reserves offer visitors a chance to relax from the stunning Pollard Park in Blenheim to Wither Hills Farm Park on the outskirts of town.

Marlborough is a home to several breathtaking private gardens open to guided tours. Trip planning just got easier for visitors to Blenheim and Marlborough with your handy map of 12 breathtaking gardens to pop on the bucket list.



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THE QUAYS, RIVERSIDE PARK is approximately a five minute stroll from the Blenheim Visitor Centre. Fascinating to think about the past with scows and river boats plying their trade on the once busy waterway. Today Riverside Park is part of the flood protection zone for the town. The shaded paths and garden areas are a local favourite meeting place.


Marlborough delivers magical festivals such as the GARDEN MARLBOROUGH FESTIVAL


Liz Davidson Place is a pocket park within the Blenheim CBD with a paved area, public toilets, seating, trees and a raised grassed area.


Just got the InterIslander ferry with the kids ready to burn off energy. Koromiko Reserve is a great place to stop as you leave Piction. Toilets, picnic tables and a lovely introduction to New Zealand native flora and fauna.


Marlborough with its temperate growing climate offers visitors heritage Victorian garden styles, clipped ornate gardens, wild gardens, native gardens and roses galore. Combine this with world class vineyards Marlborough offers:

  • A drop of Sauvignon Blanc, chilled award winning Marlborough wine
  • Garden Spring Festival season 
  • Garden tours for dedicated fans of all things blooming
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