Our staff discussing compost and edibles with our volunteers

What to grow

If you garden in Auckland, this is the page for you. All the plants we recommend here grow well in Auckland without pesticides.

Best plants to grow in Auckland
If you live in Auckland, visit us to see what will grow well in your garden. We only display plants that thrive in Auckland; we don’t use glasshouses or secret tricks. Anything you see growing here, in theory, should grow well in your Auckland garden.

See our online 'Plants for Auckland' database for the plants we have found to be the easiest to grow in Auckland. We have many leaflets to download for plants to grow in Auckland. 

The science
We have trial gardens where we put plant performance to the test. We also measure different plant varieties against each other. Using these results, we decide which plants to recommend. If you choose our recommended plants, you have a head start to a successful garden.