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Pollard Park & Gardens, Blenheim Marlborough scenic attraction

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Marlborough, South Island

All you need is a tailored suit, a dashing bride and champagne. Pollard Park harkes back to a period of elaborate manners. Enjoy a classic public park and garden in Blenheim. Swaths of green lawn with mature stands of deciduous trees creating ideal shady spots to rest under. Roses, rhododorons, camellias and bedding flowers firmly fix Pollard Park in the well known English style of public gardens.

Walks Blenheim, Marlborough well sign posted directions throughout the town precinct, NZ
Walks Blenheim, Marlborough well sign posted directions throughout the town precinct, NZ

Brilliant Marlborough, romance is not dead when you have Pollard Park.

The mature woodlands are home to two giant redwoods over 100 years old with numerous deciduous trees creating a glorious autumn foliage display.

The 26.4 hectares is a favourite venue for concerts, festival events and market days.  Events include a summer concert series, and the annual Marlborough Multicultural Festival (February or March) each year to commemorate Race Unity Day. The park is also used for “Christmas in the Park”, a Christmas concert.

Pollard Park is a superb place to go with kids to enjoy the outstanding contemporary playground. Pollard Park’s playground has imaginative equipment for climbing, jumping and testing agility. There is a fenced area for toddlers and small children to safely clamber in tunnels and slide down. Facilities include: accessible for wheelchairs/prams, drinking water station, fitness stations, linkage between streets and tree information.

Bridges cross Fulton Creek, a meandering creek running through the park with the requisite ducks frequenting the stream. The ducks adore visitors who are stocked with frozen peas for a duck feeding treat.

Pollard Park, Blenheim does not have a cafe within the grounds however the town centre with its cafes and restaurants is in easy walking distance. Follow the well signposted walkway along the meandering Fulton Creek stream and past the golf course to town.

Rose garden in Pollard Park in Blenheim, New Zealand
Rose garden in Pollard Park in Blenheim, New Zealand

Dogs are allowed in Pollard Park, Blenheim on a leash in designated areas, the open spaces of Pollard Park, Churchill Glade and Waterlea Gardens. Dogs are not allowed in the kids playground.

Where is Pollard Park, Blenheim located

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Pollard Park, Blenheim is open 24 hours every day of the year.

Pollard Park is an excellent place for couples to relax and enjoy quiet time together after a long day exploring Marlborough’s wine trails. Note no alcohol is allowed to be consumed in the public park.

Kids get to burn excess energy while parents work out the next activity on their Marlborough holiday from a cruise in the Marlborough Sounds or an exploration further afield to Pelorus River scenic reserve things to do – Best Bits.

For more information scroll through Top 10 things to do in Marlborough and start planning your next adventure.


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