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private garden

SAJJ Garden

19 The Mews, Shamrock Park, Howick, Auckland 2016


Ten years in the making, SAJJ Garden wraps around a 90's suburban house showcasing a sizeable assortment of bromeliads of all shapes, sizes and rarities tucked amongst a variety of mature palm trees and cycads. Succulents, staghorn ferns, driftwood and air plants are also integrated into the garden. 20-tonne driftwood is a focal piece at one side of the entrance. Bougainvillea and flowers around the property provide pops of colour among the sea of green and red.

Development of the garden commenced in 2007 with a section of lawn and concrete edgings making way for a pool complex and extensive Buxus hedging. Changes were made over time to the original plantings, pavings, and decks to create SAJJ Garden that now exists.

This garden is featured in the May 2018 issue of the NZ House and Garden Magazine. Article on this garden can be found at this website:         


The Gardener

Pas and Jim have a flair for creating practical and beautiful gardens. Pas has the green fingers and an eye for creating pleasing garden presentations. Jim Provides the basic building and design support for Pas' skills. Twice, Pas has been presented with the best garden award at previously owned properties located in the Manukau City (before it came to be part of Auckland City).

Garden Size

1200 sq m section, allow 1-2 hours for your visit. We welcome Garden Clubs, Social Clubs, Bus and Coach Tours.

Other Facilities

Fifteen minutes drive to Huntingwood Garden (Whitford) and we are 10-15 minutes from Pandora Gardens and 10 minutes to Photinia Gardens in Howick


  • Price
    Admission fee $10 per person, food is extra.
  • Parking
    We have on-street parking for cars buses and coaches in a cul de sac. The 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 thank you.
  • Food available?
    Refreshments available by prior arrangement: Morning and Afternoon Tea, a hot drink and two items of food. $10 per person
  • Picnics
    We are happy for you to bring your own picnic. We can provide hot water.
  • Children allowed?
    Yes but please supervise due to areas of exposed water.
  • Toilets?
    Yes we have a toilet available.
  • Seating
    Undercover seating is available for up to 50 people.
  • Plants/Sales
    Yes, we do have bromeliads and succulents for sale,
  • Guided Tours
    Gardeners will be available to provide information as required.


19 The Mews, Shamrock Park, Howick, Auckland 2016

We are located near Howick in South East Auckland. The Mews runs off Whitford Road. Our garden is down a short shared drive way. For safety, keep to grass foot path.