West Lynn Garden & Butterfly House

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The Garden

Formed in 1981 on land originally owned by the Eden Garden Society, the West Lynn Garden Society is now an independent organisation of people with a love of gardening and a commitment to the creation and maintenance of a unique environment for the enjoyment of all.

Visit the butterfly house, a really exciting part of the Garden. From December through to April hundreds of Monarch buterflies can be seen, with lots of eggs, chrysalis and caterpillars - the full life cycle of the Monarch - a unique experience. School parties, family groups and individuals are welcome to come and see the butterflies

Anyone can join as a member or as a volunteer and help sustain the vision of providing a wondrous place of beauty and peace for all who visit.

The $3 entry fee and membership subscriptions are used to maintain the plants, trees, butterfly house and the many features which are special to West Lynn Garden. 

We run annual events at the garden.
The next one is Christmas Carols led by the New Lynn Salvation Army Band.
All welcome.
Check out the events page /events/childrens-day.aspx whish is in March  2017

 

 

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Garden Details

Address
We are at 73 Parker Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland
Email
secretary@westlynngarden.org.nz
Phone
(09)8339643 Mob. 0221845117
Contact Person
Jock Jamieson
Website:
Hours
We are open from 10am to 4 pm every day of the year. Yes, that includes Christmas Day!
Garden Size
Welcome to the tranquility and peace of four and a half acres (2.5 hectares) of beautiful trees, flowering shrubs, and a huge Butterfly House - Home of the Monarch Butterfly in West Auckland.
Allow a reasonable time to explore all the paths, trees and shrubs, gazebos and beautiful surroundings.
Price
The entry fees and membership subscriptions are used to maintain the plants, trees, butterfly house and the many features which are special to West Lynn Garden.
Normal garden entry is $3.
Brochure Available?
Pamphlets available when you visit include a garden map, venue booking information and coloured introductory guide to the garden.
Parking
Off-street parking for 16 cars and street parking close to the entrance.
Toilets
Public toilets are available in the garden.
The Function Centre has its own toilets for the use of hirers.
Food Available
Food is not available for sale at the garden however indoor functions have the use of the kitchen for heating food, washing up and so on.
If the Meeting Room is booked along with the Community/Education Room, professional caterers can prepare and deliver food from there to the function via the kitchen. This arrangement has been found to be ideal with many positive comments given.
Picnics
West Lynn Garden is popular for outdoor picnics and functions. It is necessary to book in advance for groups of 10 or more.
Contact the secretary giving details of your group including number of people, proposed date of visit, age group if special assistance is required and any other relevant information or requirements you may have.
School groups in particular need to state the number of pupils to each teacher present.
Note. Access by wheelchair is good throughout most of the garden including the butterfly house.
Enquiries/booking information can be accessed on the website.
www.westlynngarden.org.nz
Wheelchair Access
Access by wheelchair is good throughout most of the garden including the butterfly house.
Dogs Allowed
Sorry, but dogs are not allowed into the garden.
Children Allowed
The garden is in 2.5 hectares in area, a perfect venue for children with lots of paths to run on and areas to explore in safety.
Weddings
West Lynn Garden is the ideal setting for garden weddings and receptions.
With off-street parking, a beautiful garden setting and the perfect reception area in the Community/Education Room, it provides the all the facilities needed at a reasonable cost.
Wedding cars can have direct access into the garden.
Enquiries/booking information can be accessed on the website.
www.westlynngarden.org.nz
Plants/Other Sales
West Lynn Garden "A place of Beauty" can be purchased for $10 when you visit the garden.
Our book on West Lynn Garden makes a great Mothers Day present or Christmas gift.
Function Center Available?
The Function Centre at West Lynn comprises a Community/Education Room and a Meeting Room, both available for hire. The Community/Education Room, can accommodate 80 people seated at tables or 100 seated in rows. Kitchen access is alongside. The Meeting Room can accommodate 16 people at tables or 30 in rows. The Function Centre is a popular venue for weddings, birthday parties, Business Training and Seminars and various clubs and assorted community Groups. Excellent off-road parking available and access to the 2.5 hectare garden is included in all bookings. Enquiries/booking information can be accessed on the website. www.westlynngarden.org.nz
Other Facilities

The main regular events during the year include Volunteers Day, Childrens Day, Spring Festival and our Annual General Meeting.

Petanque
 Another attraction at West Lynn. If you enjoy fresh air and fun with the minimum of excercise, then come and join the petanque group on Sunday morning at 10am. Petanque is also an ideal activity to combine with a family picnic.

In addition there may be other special occasions eg. visits and tree plantings by prominent people and so on.

An endowment can be a lasting legacy for a loved one at West Lynn Garden.