Best gardens in Dunedin

Check out the top gardens in Dunedin, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Larnach Castle
1. Larnach Castle
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47 local reviews
145 Camp Rd, Dunedin
Closed · Opens Sunday 8:00 AM
+64 3-476 1616
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Cory
This is one of the must-do's of Dunedin. This was built by William Larnach for his family, and the place has…
Deborah
New Zealand's only Castle. The location is outstanding, the garden is breath taking and than the story…
Steve
One of Dunedins original homesteads with nice gardens and a cafe. Good views and worth a visit on a drive over…
1. Larnach Castle
1. Larnach Castle
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47 local reviews
145 Camp Rd, Dunedin
Closed · Opens Sunday 8:00 AM
+64 3-476 1616
Cory
Cory
This is one of the must-do's of Dunedin. This was built by William Larnach for his family, and the place has interesting history of the…
Deborah
Deborah
New Zealand's only Castle. The location is outstanding, the garden is breath taking and than the story attached to the castle is a real…
Steve
Steve
One of Dunedins original homesteads with nice gardens and a cafe. Good views and worth a visit on a drive over the high road from Dunedin to…
2. Glenfalloch Gardens & Restaurant
2. Glenfalloch Gardens & Restaurant
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16 local reviews
430 Portobello Road, Dunedin
Open · Closes 10:30 PM
03-476 1775
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Linda
This restaurant is set among beautiful gardens and provides a consistently high quality of food and service…
Susan
Not far from my home by car these glorious gardens are peaceful and an enjoyable walk. Their restuarant opens…
Kelley
Is New Zealands oldest established garden and a testament to the early old money that colonised this area.
2. Glenfalloch Gardens & Restaurant
2. Glenfalloch Gardens & Restaurant
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16 local reviews
430 Portobello Road, Dunedin
Open · Closes 10:30 PM
03-476 1775
Linda
Linda
This restaurant is set among beautiful gardens and provides a consistently high quality of food and service. One of Dunedin's preeminent…
Susan
Susan
Not far from my home by car these glorious gardens are peaceful and an enjoyable walk. Their restuarant opens 9.30am - 3.30pm Wednesday to…
Kelley
Kelley
Is New Zealands oldest established garden and a testament to the early old money that colonised this area.
3. Dunedin Botanic Garden
3. Dunedin Botanic Garden
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15 local reviews
12 Opoho Rd, North Dunedin
+64 3-477 4000
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Michelle
The Dunedin Botanic Garden is New Zealand's first botanic garden and holds the status of six star Garden of…
Rosemary
All sorts of exotic and native plants and trees. Come in November and stroll through the perfumed azalea…
Christopher
The Garden is NZ's first botanic garden & holds the status of Garden of International Significance. It has…
3. Dunedin Botanic Garden
3. Dunedin Botanic Garden
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15 local reviews
12 Opoho Rd, North Dunedin
+64 3-477 4000
Michelle
Michelle
The Dunedin Botanic Garden is New Zealand's first botanic garden and holds the status of six star Garden of International Significance…
Rosemary
Rosemary
All sorts of exotic and native plants and trees. Come in November and stroll through the perfumed azalea garden followed by the impressive…
Christopher
Christopher
The Garden is NZ's first botanic garden & holds the status of Garden of International Significance. It has hill views from sunny lawns, more…
4. Botanic Gardens (Dunedin)
4. Botanic Gardens (Dunedin)
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13 local reviews
Botanic Gardens (Dunedin)
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Keren
Its wide range of horticultural and botanical collections includes roses, the herbaceous and perennial…
Grandy
I could spend hours here not explore everything. The gardens is one of the best things about Dunedin. …
Sue
Beautiful gardens and bird life great place to take the children
4. Botanic Gardens (Dunedin)
4. Botanic Gardens (Dunedin)
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13 local reviews
Botanic Gardens (Dunedin)
Keren
Keren
Its wide range of horticultural and botanical collections includes roses, the herbaceous and perennial borders, a rock garden, New Zealand…
Grandy
Grandy
I could spend hours here not explore everything. The gardens is one of the best things about Dunedin. Explore forests, listen to birds,…
Sue
Sue
Beautiful gardens and bird life great place to take the children
5. Botanic Gardens (Dunedin)
5. Botanic Gardens (Dunedin)
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10 local reviews
Botanic Gardens (Dunedin)
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Maja
Enjoy the gardens throughout the year! The rose garden is just wonderful and if you don't mind walking up (yet…
Elenor
Excellent botanic gardens. The first in NZ. Displays of plants from all over the world. There is also a cafe…
Weta
A must visit in Dunedin, apart from the beautiful flora and fauna, the landscape in this garden is…
5. Botanic Gardens (Dunedin)
5. Botanic Gardens (Dunedin)
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10 local reviews
Botanic Gardens (Dunedin)
Maja
Maja
Enjoy the gardens throughout the year! The rose garden is just wonderful and if you don't mind walking up (yet another) hill, explore the…
Elenor
Elenor
Excellent botanic gardens. The first in NZ. Displays of plants from all over the world. There is also a cafe. You can feed the ducks on the…
Weta
Weta
A must visit in Dunedin, apart from the beautiful flora and fauna, the landscape in this garden is captivating. You'll also be able to be…
6. Dunedin Chinese Garden
6. Dunedin Chinese Garden
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13 local reviews
Cumberland St, Dunedin
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
03-477 3248
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Periena
Visit the Chinese Gardens & be transported back in time when Dunedin was full of everyone searching for gold…
Mary
The garden is open seven days per week and includes a gift shop selling unique gifts not seen in typical…
Carol
The Dunedin Chinese Garden was designated a Garden of National Significance in February 2011. A wonderful…
6. Dunedin Chinese Garden
6. Dunedin Chinese Garden
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13 local reviews
Cumberland St, Dunedin
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
03-477 3248
Periena
Periena
Visit the Chinese Gardens & be transported back in time when Dunedin was full of everyone searching for gold. Easy to walk around with a…
Mary
Mary
The garden is open seven days per week and includes a gift shop selling unique gifts not seen in typical souvenir shops. Visitors can also…
Carol
Carol
The Dunedin Chinese Garden was designated a Garden of National Significance in February 2011. A wonderful place to pay homage to Otago's…
7. Dunedin Botanic Garden
7. Dunedin Botanic Garden
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12 local reviews
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin
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Margaret
A peaceful and beautiful way to spend a morning or afternoon. There are whimsical statues, lovely rose…
Sandra
This is the oldest established botanical gardens in New Zealand. Well worth a stroll around in the many themed…
Elenor
The first botanic gardens in New Zealand. Lots of different areas to explore. Say hello to the birds in the…
7. Dunedin Botanic Garden
7. Dunedin Botanic Garden
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12 local reviews
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin
Margaret
Margaret
A peaceful and beautiful way to spend a morning or afternoon. There are whimsical statues, lovely rose gardens, meandering paths and an…
Sandra
Sandra
This is the oldest established botanical gardens in New Zealand. Well worth a stroll around in the many themed garden areas and enjoy the…
Elenor
Elenor
The first botanic gardens in New Zealand. Lots of different areas to explore. Say hello to the birds in the Aviary.
8. Woodhaugh Gardens
8. Woodhaugh Gardens
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6 local reviews
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Margaret
Woodhaugh Gardens have a children's playground, paddling pool and barbecue areas. It is a relaxed and peaceful…
Sandra
A great kid friendly garden with paddling pool, play ground and barbecues located beside the picturesque Leith…
Misun
Nice and peaceful gardens.
8. Woodhaugh Gardens
8. Woodhaugh Gardens
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6 local reviews
Margaret
Margaret
Woodhaugh Gardens have a children's playground, paddling pool and barbecue areas. It is a relaxed and peaceful setting surrounded by native…
Sandra
Sandra
A great kid friendly garden with paddling pool, play ground and barbecues located beside the picturesque Leith River.
Misun
Misun
Nice and peaceful gardens.
9. Dunedin Botanic Garden
9. Dunedin Botanic Garden
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7 local reviews
Great King St, North Dunedin
Closed · Opens Sunday 7:00 AM
+64 3-477 4000
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George
The Dunedin Botanic Garden is a spectacular place for a walk. The lower garden (Cnr Great King St and Opoho…
Sharyn
Houses the wild birds aviary's, rhododendron collections from around the world, winter gardens with tropical…
Katharine
Beautiful flowering gardens, Cafe and don't miss the outdoor Bird (Parrot) aviaries!
9. Dunedin Botanic Garden
9. Dunedin Botanic Garden
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7 local reviews
Great King St, North Dunedin
Closed · Opens Sunday 7:00 AM
+64 3-477 4000
George
George
The Dunedin Botanic Garden is a spectacular place for a walk. The lower garden (Cnr Great King St and Opoho Road) is entirely flat, and the…
Sharyn
Sharyn
Houses the wild birds aviary's, rhododendron collections from around the world, winter gardens with tropical plants and a cafe.
Katharine
Katharine
Beautiful flowering gardens, Cafe and don't miss the outdoor Bird (Parrot) aviaries!
10. Blueskin Nurseries & Cafe
10. Blueskin Nurseries & Cafe
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7 local reviews
Blueskin Nurseries & Cafe, Waitati
Closed · Opens Sunday 8:30 AM
+64 3-482 2828
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Dasha
Blueskin Nurseries is one of the most sustainable garden centre and cafe operations in New Zealand. They…
Robert
Enjoy local cuisine outdoors in the sun, surrounded by garden centre plants.
Helen
Fabulous gardens, plants, home decor ideas and great coffee and cafe food.
10. Blueskin Nurseries & Cafe
10. Blueskin Nurseries & Cafe
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7 local reviews
Blueskin Nurseries & Cafe, Waitati
Closed · Opens Sunday 8:30 AM
+64 3-482 2828
Dasha
Dasha
Blueskin Nurseries is one of the most sustainable garden centre and cafe operations in New Zealand. They strive to lead the way running a…
Robert
Robert
Enjoy local cuisine outdoors in the sun, surrounded by garden centre plants.
Helen
Helen
Fabulous gardens, plants, home decor ideas and great coffee and cafe food.
11. Filadelfio's Pizza Restaurant and Bar
11. Filadelfio's Pizza Restaurant and Bar
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7 local reviews
3 North Road, Dunedin
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
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Kelley
They make beautiful pizza, have fine ales on tap, wine and a pool table. They are just down the road at the…
Margaret
Great choice and variety of pizza - nice to dine in here after a half day at the Botanical Gardens.
11. Filadelfio's Pizza Restaurant and Bar
11. Filadelfio's Pizza Restaurant and Bar
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7 local reviews
3 North Road, Dunedin
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
Kelley
Kelley
They make beautiful pizza, have fine ales on tap, wine and a pool table. They are just down the road at the New World Gardens supermarket.
Margaret
Margaret
Great choice and variety of pizza - nice to dine in here after a half day at the Botanical Gardens.
12. Nichol's Garden Centre
12. Nichol's Garden Centre
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2 local reviews
51 Teviot St, Dunedin
Closed · Opens Sunday 7:30 AM
03-455 1579
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Cyndi
Gorgeous cafe set in a very pretty garden and pet centre, indoor and outdoor seating and GREAT food from the…
Margaret
Friendly cafe with great food in the midst of a good garden centre, which includes a pet and gift shop.
12. Nichol's Garden Centre
12. Nichol's Garden Centre
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2 local reviews
51 Teviot St, Dunedin
Closed · Opens Sunday 7:30 AM
03-455 1579
Cyndi
Cyndi
Gorgeous cafe set in a very pretty garden and pet centre, indoor and outdoor seating and GREAT food from the cabinet or from the menu. …
Margaret
Margaret
Friendly cafe with great food in the midst of a good garden centre, which includes a pet and gift shop.