Now Aucklanders are permitted to spend more time outdoors recreationally it's the perfect time to head outdoors for a walk because Auckland is beginning to blossom.
Spring is coming on fast and it’s a beautiful thing. Enjoy the fact that you live in one beautiful city and enjoy the best flower walks Auckland has to offer at Alert Level 3. Remember to mask up and keep your distance from other groups.
Cherry trees are providing the stunning goods this spring. A spectacular display of cherry blossom flowers awaits you at Cornwall Park this time of year. The enchanting pink flowers are with good reason an Auckland must-see and will have you appreciating spring in all its glory. Just remember to remain appropriately distanced from other groups.
Along with anyone with eyes, we think the Domain is pretty, well, pretty. The Domain is truly charming, whether it be going for a romantic stroll with the s/o or going for your morning run, you won’t regret it! Don’t be shy to explore, the Domain includes duck ponds, picturesque Wintergardens and vibrant flowers and plant life.
Mark this one in your diaries folks as you won't be able to visit until Alert Level 2, but living up to its name and in true Eden style, exploring this garden is seriously peaceful. The home to many native New Zealand plants, Eden Garden is a flower-filled sanctuary. Located in the heart of Auckland, guests can enjoy the charming waterfall and a display of perennials, vireyas, camellias and bromeliads.
All you true Aucklanders will have been to Albert Park at one time or another. Whether you were taking a short cut to work, or sitting legs crossed on the grass struuuggling your way through a uni assignment. This spring we’re suggesting you take a minute to appreciate all that is included in the surroundings of Albert Park. Aaand by this, we mean all the breathtaking flowers.
Auckland Botanic Gardens
Located in Manurewa, the Auckland Botanic Gardens offer unique, beautiful landscapes that are perfect for a relaxing walk. With more than 10,000 plants from all over the world, the popular attraction is visited by hundreds of thousands each year, and for good reason! Pay a visit to the gardens and enjoy the native forest and display of captivating flowers. At this time of year the cherry blossom trees are nothing short of spectacular. Remember to stick to one bubble per tree, mask up and please don't picnic under the trees so that all bubbles have a chance to enjoy them.
Another spot you'll need to wait until Alert Level 2 to visit, located just a leap from Whitford, Ayrlies Garden is one of our country’s most iconic and well-known spots. Take in the spectacular range of plants, trees and flowers and commune with nature with a leisurely stroll and really take the time to smell the roses.
Parnell Rose Gardens
We certainly can't miss a garden that celebrates roses! The concept in itself is something that sounds beautiful, and trust us, it sure is. The Parnell Rose Gardens is an epic place for activity goers to wander the dreamy grounds and embrace their inner romantic. Plus, a cheeky 'Gram with bae couldn’t hurt?
Praise be, this one is open for visiting via contactless entry! You can bring a picnic blanket with you and find a place with just your own bubble and have a picnic.
Surrounding the Mauku waterfall, lies the picturesque Wrights Watergardens. Explore the hidden pathways, follow the surprise bridges and you will find yourself amongst one of the gorgeous gardens that Auckland has to offer. Although majestic in every season, walking amongst the flower-filled gardens accompanied by the warmth of the sunshine sounds like an idyllic way to spend an afternoon to us.
Speaking of romance, Mincher Garden is home to a kissing gate! Although only open at Alert Level 1 you can set yourself a reminder to pass through the kissing gate under the willow trees and find yourself winding your way down gravel paths taking in all that is the garden. Characterised by its orchards, streams and native plants, the Georgian-styled garden is genuinely magical. Bring a picnic and while away the afternoon in nature's bosom. This is a private garden situated in Coastsville, so you'll need to contact them to make an appointment.
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Image credit: Auckland Botanic Gardens, Eden Garden, Auckland Botanic Gardens, Wrights Watergardens.