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Dugald MacKenzie Rose Gardens

Victoria Esplanade Drive | West End, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Rose lovers delight

If you love roses, you will love it here. If you don't then you will be pleasantly surprised that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MrsT-NZ
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Large and relaxing

If you love roses like I do you have to visit the gardens. The summer blooms are magnificent with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lauriehnz
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Victoria Esplanade Drive | West End, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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.

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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

Thank Mike T
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

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

Thank Peter C
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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

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

The roses are magnificent, and there is a great combination of various colours. Although the garden is small, it has a great layout. Definitely a must-see in November.

Thank Helena V
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

An enormous rose garden which, in December, is a swathe of colour. Very large number of roses and the scent is exquisite.

Thank Claire B
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Yes a must visit if you like anything like this and when in full bloom it is just superb, well kept over the years as we have been hear a number of times and will continue to do so. In a fantastic spot which also...More

Thank Robert R
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Alison D
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.
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anja-f-atv
12 February 2017|
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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
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