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private garden

Photinia Gardens

9 Photinia Place, Howick, Auckland 2016


Nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in East Auckland is this magnificent garden. This has taken many years to transform the landscape from trees and grass to this impressive garden that engulfs the house. Bromeliads are the dominating plant along with succulents, air-plants and numerous flower plants blending in with beautiful flower pots and garden ornaments.

Endless hours of work over many years with no set plans have rewarded the owners with this unique garden in a tranquil setting. Admiring the garden from the conservatory or sitting under the pagoda is one of our favourite past times.

The Gardener

Luzvie is the one with the green fingers and the passion to develop this garden. From early hours in the morning still working late at night with a torch in all weather conditions has paid great dividends with this display. Luzvie artistic talent coupled with Neville’s hard work and workmanship is a perfect partnership, creating a multi-layered garden. Neville is the labourer and builder that does what he is told to add or change the garden set up, building work and ideas for further development, etc.

Garden Size

784 sq m section, allow 1-2 hours for your visit. We welcome garden clubs, social clubs, bus and coach tours.

Other Facilities

We are 10 minutes from SAJJ Gardens in Botany, 30 minutes from Huntingwood Gardens in Whitford and 30 minutes from Pandora Gardens in Pakuranga.


  • Price
    $10 per person, food is extra.
  • Parking
    We have on-street parking for cars buses and coaches in a cul de sac. Garden is down the short shared driveway. For safety, keep to the footpath.
  • Wheelchair Access
    Access friendly for elderly with smooth walkways and about six 10 cm steps.
  • Dogs allowed?
    No dogs thanks.
  • Food available?
    We can provide a morning/afternoon tea. A hot drink and two items of food. $10 per person.
  • Picnics
    We are happy for you to bring your own picnic.
  • Children allowed?
    Yes but please supervise due to areas of exposed water.
  • Toilets?
    Yes, we have toilet facilities available.
  • Seating
    Undercover, seating is available while everyone enjoys tea, coffee and light refreshments.
  • Plants/Sales
    Yes, we have a bromeliad shop open to all visitors.
  • Guided Tours
    Gardeners will be available to provide information as required.


9 Photinia Place, Howick, Auckland 2016

Photinia Place is a cul-de-sac of the end of Kurnell Drive