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private garden


346 Clifton Road, Whitford, East Auckland


We moved here in 2008 after owning Wentworth Gardens on Ormiston Rd for many years. We did some major garden renovations when we moved here, although the bones were here with a lot of structure already in place. We moved many of our favourites to the new garden, with almost 100% success rate.

The Gardener

Doreen has gardening in the blood and had a mother who gardened well into her 90's. If you phone at night before dark you will get the answer phone as she is more often than not in the garden. Doreen loves having visitors to share in the joy of the garden but has family out of Auckland so spends time with them. So do book ahead of time.

Garden Size

We are a medium-sized country garden. Allow 1-2 hours for your visit.

Other Facilities

SAJJ garden is 15 minutes from us and we are 30 minutes from Pandora Gardens and 30 minutes to Photinia Gardens in Howick.


  • Accommodation
    We have accommodation by arrangement if you wish to stay a night or two.
  • Price
    $12 per person for less than 10 people, $10 person for more than 10 and less than 20, $8 per person for more than 20 people.
  • Parking
    Yes, we have off-street parking for buses/coaches and cars.
  • Wheelchair Access
    Yes, our grounds are flat and wheelchair friendly, however, if the grass is wet you will find it hard.
  • Dogs allowed?
    No dogs please as we have a dog.
  • Food available?
    Only by arrangement and for small groups.
  • Picnics
    Yes please feel free to bring your own picnic.
  • Children allowed?
    Yes but they must be supervised at all times.
  • Toilets?
  • Seating
    Yes, we have outdoor seating and have an undercover wrap-around veranda for hot weather.
  • Guided Tours
    We are happy to show our visitors around the garden.
  • Weddings

    Photos only by arrangement. We have a set fee of $500 for the use of the grounds.


346 Clifton Road, Whitford, East Auckland

From the Whitford Village drive towards Maraetai for 2-3 km's and look for the left hand turn into Clifton Rd. Go to the next intersection which goes straight ahead to Potts Rd where you will find Ayrlies, but turn right there into Clifton Rd and drive 2 km's to Huntingwood which is on the left.