Clifton Gardens, Michael's brainchild, is home to 10 acres of lifestyle block with 3 acres of garden. He started planting in 2002 with many natives around the boundaries and it has grown from there. You will see tropical areas, shady areas, perennials, annuals, bulbs, rhodos, and many more. The grounds are still developing and Michael has plans to keep adding new areas in the future.
Clifton Gardens is 5 minutes for Arylies Gardens, so the 2 gardens the cafes, and the gift shop in the Whitford Village make for a full day out.
Michael loves gardening but also runs a busy business. He may not always be available for visitors but his mother Shirley is happy to tell people about the garden. He has all the toys to move the many truck loads of mulch that get dumped on the property. And of course, an endless supply of horse poo as sister Amanda has 3 horses.
The garden is 3 acres so allow 2-3 hours for your visit.
Michael is the owner of On-Road Rentals. If you are visiting gardens this will be of interest to you.
OnRoad Rentals is 100% Kiwi-owned and operated and specialises in 8, 10 & 12 seater minibuses throughout New Zealand. All of our well-maintained vehicles are in pristine condition ensuring you have an amazing journey wherever where you are heading. Our aim is to provide you with impeccable service that will satisfy your requirements and be entirely sure you are happy with your next rental vehicle.
Call for a booking. 021467402
181 Clifton Road, Whitford, Auckland.
Buses coaches and cars can park on the side of the road on Clifton Road and come through that gate. You will need to press the speaker and request that the gate is opened.