New Zealand Gardens Trust

  • The New Zealand Gardens Trust was established by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture in March 2004 to ‘Promote the best in New Zealand gardens and horticulture’.
  • The NZGT website features a nationwide database of public and private gardens to visit.
  • More than 110 gardens are currently listed by the NZGT.

The Purpose of the New Zealand Gardens Trust

The New Zealand Gardens Trust website showcases gardens open to visitors.

The NZGT has set up a system to assess all gardens and provide visitors with information that truly reflects the garden experiences. The highest ranking are six-star Gardens of International Significance.

The Trust is governed by a group of eight dedicated Trustees supported by a part-time Manager.

Visit the NZGT website

Related content

The RNZIH website houses content on the gardens trust, including:

Mich Newton of the Auckland Botanic Gardens shares ideas for enhancing the garden visitor experience.

2005 Banks Memorial Lecture by Peter Sergel, Manager of Hamilton Gardens: ‘Gardens that involve people’.