A refreshing retreat in the heat of summer
Whether you are looking for a winter walk that gives the illusion of the tropics or a refreshing retreat in the heat of summer, the Palm Garden is a magical destination. Stroll along shady paths to the soothing sound of the streams and enjoy the simple structural beauty of the palms off-set by flashes of flamboyant colour from tropical vireya rhododendrons, hibiscus, clivias and bromeliads.
The Palm Garden is New Zealand’s largest public collection of palms, with our only native palm, the nikau (Rhapalostylis sapida), represented alongside many cool-tolerant palms from all over the world. Located on the Western boundary of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, the palms are planted amongst mature native trees alongside two streams, which together provide a variety of microclimates. If you wish to use palms in your garden to create both structure and a touch of the exotic, visit the Palm Garden or contact us for ideas on finding the right palm for your space.