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What a find in nz . Thousands of roses out in bloom . All in dedicated beds . I couldn't count the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Great on a good day

The Rose Garden is used to perfect many Hybrids and is very quiet within the Esplanade area plus... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Palmerston North
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Victoria Esplanade Drive | West End, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a find in nz . Thousands of roses out in bloom . All in dedicated beds . I couldn't count the different colours on show . Even smaller beds which looked to be used for grafting even more different colours . Shady trees ,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank taffyizzy67
Reviewed 4 November 2018

The Rose Garden is used to perfect many Hybrids and is very quiet within the Esplanade area plus there is no entrance fee. Very safe for families and the roses are well worth seeing

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank palmykop
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Peaceful serene area with beautifully laid out and labelled rose gardens. There park benches and picnic areas to sit and relax. The gardener is friendly and very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

If you love roses, you will love it here. If you don't then you will be pleasantly surprised that you actually enjoyed it! Doesn't take long to walk around, but go on a nice day when the roses are at their best. Free, enter through...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MrsT-NZ
Reviewed 30 June 2018

If you love roses like I do you have to visit the gardens. The summer blooms are magnificent with all the old favorites as well as more modern varieties. Plenty of walk ways and places to simply sit and admire the beauty. If you are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank lauriehnz
Reviewed 1 May 2018

The flowers are beautiful! Nice way to spend a morning or afternoon. There are other things to do if you have more time - there are paths throughout the park, there is a playground, cafe, etc.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This rose garden is beautifully laid out and well "labelled" for the ardent rose lover. But, above all, it's a wonderful place to stroll and relax while enjoying the amazing rose displays.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank wheels807
Reviewed 18 January 2018

A difficult entrance from the highway and I missed it and did a giant uee when no one was looking. Worth the effort though. From that end the garden is not obvious but as we walked around the park (avoiding the narrow gauge railway) we...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mike T
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Marvelous planting or a wonderful range of roses in well laid out beds - a thoroughly relaxing and pleasant afternoon

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank PeterC7479
Reviewed 14 January 2018

As a horticulturist myself that grows roses, I was blown away by this amazing rose garden quality and collection. Excellent for photos. My favourite Rose was Tequila Sunrise

Date of experience: December 2017
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18 January 2018|
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Response from Sus1952 | Reviewed this property |
There will still be plenty of flowers and it’s a great place to linger and sit, but you can see it in about ten minutes.
12 February 2017|
Response from NickWWellington |
The roses start flowering about November, depending on the season. They can carry on blooming until April or May even longer depending on the season. But the peak would be December through March. if the gardeners "dead... More