Eden Garden

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The Garden

Eden Garden is the brainchild of Jack Clark who, with fifteen fellow enthusiasts, began work converting the wilderness and rubbish in the old quarry into a garden.

The quarry itself is interesting as it is an old volcanic cone that was a source of building materials for colonists in the 19th century.

It has been described as Auckland's best-kept garden secret. Eden Garden boasts the largest and most varied collection of camellias in New Zealand; a large number of vireya rhododendrons, rhododendrons and azaleas, a host of bromeliads, some magnificent hibiscus and a wide collection of New Zealand native plants, making this an important and interesting garden for the plants alone. View Map

The Gardener

If you have gardening knowledge and experience and would like to join our gardening volunteer team on Friday mornings, we'd love to welcome you.  

We start work at 9:30 and stop for a cup of tea and a chat at 10:30, and the rest of the time work singly, or in teams, on a variety of seasonal tasks such as deadheading, grooming, and weeding.  It's an enjoyable and rewarding morning out and you'll meet a group of very pleasant, like-minded people.

We also welcome corporate volunteer groups who can spend a day working in the garden.

Please call 09 638 8395 or email us for an application form.  We look forward to seeing you.

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Garden Details

Address
24 Omana Avenue, Epsom.
Only a few minutes drive from the bustling streets of downtown Auckland. The garden is not signposted until you are within a block of the garden itself.
Email
reception@edengarden.co.nz
Phone
+64 (9) 638-8395
Website:
Hours
Open daily from 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cafe open daily from 10:00am - 3:30pm
Garden Size
Five acres, take half an hour or half a day to visit Eden Garden.
Price
Adults $8, NZ Seniors/Students $6, Children under 12 – Free.
Brochure Available?
Yes along with a full map of the gardens.
Parking
There is free on-street parking right outside our front gate, plus street-side parking on adjacent streets. Please be sure not to block or impede access to our neighbours' driveways.
Toilets
Yes
Food Available
For table bookings of 6 or more please call 09 638 8395 to make a table booking. Please note we do not take weekend table bookings.

Garden Entry fee applies to Cafe table bookings.

The cafe is now open 10am - 3.30pm all year round.
Cafe/Resaurant Available
For table bookings of 6 or more please call 09 638 8395 to make a table booking. Please note we do not take weekend table bookings.

Garden Entry fee applies to Cafe table bookings.

The cafe is now open 10am - 3.30pm all year round.
Phone: 09 6388395 Fax: 09 6387685 E-Mail: cafe@edengarden.co.nz
Seating
The heart of the Garden is the compact plaza with its umbrella-shaded tables and chairs surrounding the cafe and main meeting room.
Picnics
Yes please feel free to bring your own picnic, however the cafe seating is available only for those eating at the cafe.
Wheelchair Access
Yes
Dogs Allowed
Yes - on lead only.
Children Allowed
Yes, but no skate boards/bikes etc.
Plants/Other Sales
Please visit us and explore our wonderful range of gifts for all ages: * Beautiful cake stands * Lovely cups and saucers and mugs * Irish linen teatowels * Embroidered handkerchiefs * Candle and candle holders * Coasters * Lovely cards * Fiskars tools * Niwashi tools * Plants.
Function Center Available?
For function and seminar bookings please contact Kate on 09 638 8395 or cafe@edengarden.co.nz
Other Facilities
Explorer Bus
Auckland's famous Explorer Bus stops at Eden Garden on its tours of Auckland City. For enquiries, call free phone 0800-4-EXPLORER

Eden Garden Cafe
Open every day from 10:00am - 3:30pm. Featuring everything from an informal cappuccino and a snack to delicious lunches and High Tea, our café offers visitors a wide range of choices.