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private garden

Pandora Gardens

32 Pandora Place, Pakuranga, Auckland


We moved here in 1997 and decided that this was a great space to plan and design a garden. It was from here we decided that bromeliads fitted in and complemented the other plants. First was a Manuka which gave us cover as well as a large magnolia in the middle of the garden. After ten years we planted Queen Palms down the main walkways, more Magnolia varieties, and several Kowhai.

We first became interested in bromeliads after seeing a Tillandsia ‘Spanish Moss’, hanging from a pine cone. This eventually opened a new world of plants to us. A large glasshouse is a home to a large collection of Tillandsia (air plants). We also have several shade houses with many more Tillandsia and other Bromeliad species.

There are several small paths around the garden with hidden treasures.  A large pergola is now covered with climbing roses and fairy roses growing close by. An aviary and fish pond complete the garden.  Other shrubs have found their way into the garden like many Vireya Rhododendron, Rhododendron, Azalea, Bush Roses, Clivia, Orchids, Staghorn ferns, Ponga and many more.

It has taken the past 20 years to evolve as it looks today.  Every three years or so we change plants and colours around to give the garden a new ‘lift’ in its subtropical setting.  

Garden Size

½ acre town garden, allow 1-2 hours for your visit.

Other Facilities

We are a 10 15 minute drive to SAJJ garden and 30 minutes to Huntingwood Gardens in Whitford and 20 minutes to Photinia Gardens in Howick


  • Price
    $8 per person. Morning and afternoon tea $8 per person.
  • Parking
    On-street parking for buses coaches and cars.
  • Wheelchair Access
    Parts of the garden are flat and parts are not suitable for wheelchairs.
  • Dogs allowed?
    No thanks.
  • Food available?
    Morning and Afternoon Tea $8 per person.
  • Picnics
    Yes please feel free to bring your own picnic.
  • Children allowed?
    Yes but please supervise.
  • Toilets?
    Yes, we have toilets available.
  • Seating
    Yes, we have plenty of seating around the grounds.
  • Plants/Sales
    We have a Bromeliad nursery.
  • Guided Tours
    We are happy to show our visitors around the grounds.
  • Weddings

    Ceremony and or photos only for small weddings. Yes please phone for prices.


32 Pandora Place, Pakuranga, Auckland