Our research

Plants for Auckland gardens

Growing plants to suit Auckland's conditions

Our years of experience growing plants here at the Gardens enable us to make recommendations for plants suitable to grow in Auckland conditions  

The recommendations we make are supported by a robust trials programme which weeds out the non-performers  Much of our plant research takes place in the trials area at the Gardens which is open for the public to view

Our research informs our series of advice leaflets 'Growing for Auckland' available on our website

Current Trials

  • Agapanthus
  • Arthropodium
  • Canna
  • Hebe
  • Hedging plants
  • Hemerocallis (daylily)
  • Hydrangea
  • Monarda
  • Multiple perennials
  • Phormium
  • Rosa (roses)
  • Subtropicals

Completed Trials