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Thousands of roses from standard, climbing and prostrate forms. The trellised 90 metre arbour is a prominent feature of the rose garden.

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Spring blooms are at their best November with flowering roses throughout the summer months.

INTERESTING FACT

Thirty Thousand Club

Formed 1913 to promote Napier as a place to live. The club has raised funds for

  • Soundshell and skating rink
  • Colonnade
  • Pania of the Reef sculpture
  • Tom Parker synchronised foundation and display of coloured lights.
  • Floral clock (donated by Hurst family)

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Floral clock is a favourite selfie location

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Pania, the bronze sculpture is solidly cemented into her base after being stolen in 2005. There is continual debate about the representation of a Maori ‘maiden’ and its colonial messaging.

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