Best gardens in Nelson

Check out the top gardens in Nelson, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. The Suter Art Gallery
1. The Suter Art Gallery
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56 local reviews
208 Bridge St, Nelson
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+64 3-548 4699
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Maria
An outstanding free art gallery with diverse art exhibitions made up off three exhibitions spaces, a sculpture…
Vita
Kiwis have a reputation for being quirky. Kiwi artists are that much further out there. This low key,…
Viv
Well curated local and regional collections. This historical gallery and playhouse has recently been restored…
1. The Suter Art Gallery
1. The Suter Art Gallery
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56 local reviews
208 Bridge St, Nelson
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+64 3-548 4699
Maria
Maria
An outstanding free art gallery with diverse art exhibitions made up off three exhibitions spaces, a sculpture walk and a contemplation…
Vita
Vita
Kiwis have a reputation for being quirky. Kiwi artists are that much further out there. This low key, unpretentious and comfortable museum…
Viv
Viv
Well curated local and regional collections. This historical gallery and playhouse has recently been restored with a great new cafe…
2. Queens Gardens
2. Queens Gardens
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25 local reviews
Queens Gardens, Nelson
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Vita
How many city parks have mature giant Sequoias, a formal Victorian rose garden, goose and duck ponds, and a…
Jen
Beautiful gardens perfect for a relaxing walk when you need some time out from shopping and all the good…
Sarah & Nick
So close to town but also feels far away with lovely little pockets of varied gardens to wander through…
2. Queens Gardens
2. Queens Gardens
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25 local reviews
Queens Gardens, Nelson
Vita
Vita
How many city parks have mature giant Sequoias, a formal Victorian rose garden, goose and duck ponds, and a contemplative Chinese garden all…
Jen
Jen
Beautiful gardens perfect for a relaxing walk when you need some time out from shopping and all the good eating Nelson has to offer. Suter…
Sarah & Nick
Sarah & Nick
So close to town but also feels far away with lovely little pockets of varied gardens to wander through. Exciting if you are here for the…
3. Deville
3. Deville
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40 local reviews
22 New St, Nelson
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
03-545 6911
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Maria
Situated in what was a garden centre back in the 1970's and 80's, most of the cafe is in an enclosed courtyard…
Viv
Our favorite for breakfast or lunch. Great coffee and food. Craft beer and music in the evenings. Hidden down…
Sally
Best coffee in Nelson, amazing brunches & lunches, great cider and craft beer on tap, gorgeous large garden…
3. Deville
3. Deville
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40 local reviews
22 New St, Nelson
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
03-545 6911
Maria
Maria
Situated in what was a garden centre back in the 1970's and 80's, most of the cafe is in an enclosed courtyard with some inside tables in a…
Viv
Viv
Our favorite for breakfast or lunch. Great coffee and food. Craft beer and music in the evenings. Hidden down a little side street (22 New…
Sally
Sally
Best coffee in Nelson, amazing brunches & lunches, great cider and craft beer on tap, gorgeous large garden courtyard setting in the central…
4. Jester House Café
4. Jester House Café
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33 local reviews
Jester House Café, Nelson
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+64 3-526 6742
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Nicole
"A New Zealand Icon not to missed!" Jester House cafe has been run by the same couple for 27 years, and has…
Liesbeth
Jester House is a must do for families. A short drive towards Tasman. Adults can enjoy great coffee and good…
Mike & Kaye
Tucked away on the Tasman - Ruby Bay road, Jester House has a beautiful garden with tame eels for the kids to…
4. Jester House Café
4. Jester House Café
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33 local reviews
Jester House Café, Nelson
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+64 3-526 6742
Nicole
Nicole
"A New Zealand Icon not to missed!" Jester House cafe has been run by the same couple for 27 years, and has gone from a small hole in the…
Liesbeth
Liesbeth
Jester House is a must do for families. A short drive towards Tasman. Adults can enjoy great coffee and good food, while the smaller ones…
Mike & Kaye
Mike & Kaye
Tucked away on the Tasman - Ruby Bay road, Jester House has a beautiful garden with tame eels for the kids to feed. Quirky and clever, it's…
5. Melrose House Cafe
5. Melrose House Cafe
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10 local reviews
Brougham St, Nelson
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
03-548 9179
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Steven
Beautiful historic building and gardens. Great food and service. About a 5 to 10 minute walk from the church…
Linda
This is my favourite cafe in Nelson with exquisite gardens and a top cafe. If you stay with me for an extended…
Sue
Historic house in lovely garden setting. You feel you are miles away from the city. Good coffee and…
5. Melrose House Cafe
5. Melrose House Cafe
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10 local reviews
Brougham St, Nelson
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
03-548 9179
Steven
Steven
Beautiful historic building and gardens. Great food and service. About a 5 to 10 minute walk from the church steps at the end of Trafalgar…
Linda
Linda
This is my favourite cafe in Nelson with exquisite gardens and a top cafe. If you stay with me for an extended period, it will be my treat…
Sue
Sue
Historic house in lovely garden setting. You feel you are miles away from the city. Good coffee and wonderful cakes, even a flower on your…
6. The Free House Pub
6. The Free House Pub
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27 local reviews
95 Collingwood Street, Nelson
Closed · Opens 3:00 PM
03-548 9391
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Rylee & Chris
Awesome pub set in an old church and gardens. They serve a good selection of craft beer and you can order…
Sarah & Nick
Tucked off the street in an old church (there was a yurt for music which seems to have gone for now)- some…
KJ & Greg
Great beer, sunny garden, and friendly vibe.
6. The Free House Pub
6. The Free House Pub
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27 local reviews
95 Collingwood Street, Nelson
Closed · Opens 3:00 PM
03-548 9391
Rylee & Chris
Rylee & Chris
Awesome pub set in an old church and gardens. They serve a good selection of craft beer and you can order from nearby restaurants and bring…
Sarah & Nick
Sarah & Nick
Tucked off the street in an old church (there was a yurt for music which seems to have gone for now)- some craft beers and a pleasant…
KJ & Greg
KJ & Greg
Great beer, sunny garden, and friendly vibe.
7. Toad Hall
7. Toad Hall
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39 local reviews
502 High St S, Motueka
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
03-528 6456
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Rylee & Chris
A great place to eat, have a freshly made juice or real fruit ice cream. There's heaps of outdoor seating in…
Naomi
The best iced chocolates we've yet come across. Very kid-friendly, large sunny garden bar and great organic…
Aurora
Good food in a stunning garden setting - live music on Fridays in summer
7. Toad Hall
7. Toad Hall
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39 local reviews
502 High St S, Motueka
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
03-528 6456
Rylee & Chris
Rylee & Chris
A great place to eat, have a freshly made juice or real fruit ice cream. There's heaps of outdoor seating in a nice garden area. A brewery…
Naomi
Naomi
The best iced chocolates we've yet come across. Very kid-friendly, large sunny garden bar and great organic food and real fruit ice-cream.
Aurora
Aurora
Good food in a stunning garden setting - live music on Fridays in summer
8. Centre of New Zealand Monument
8. Centre of New Zealand Monument
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78 local reviews
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Steven
Short walk up to the top of the hill for views of the city and bay. Do a large loop from the Botanic Gardens,…
Sarah & Nick
Top of the hill about 20 minutes walk from the botanic garden, up to a great view on a clear day! Bliss.
8. Centre of New Zealand Monument
8. Centre of New Zealand Monument
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78 local reviews
Steven
Steven
Short walk up to the top of the hill for views of the city and bay. Do a large loop from the Botanic Gardens, up to the top, then along the…
Sarah & Nick
Sarah & Nick
Top of the hill about 20 minutes walk from the botanic garden, up to a great view on a clear day! Bliss.
9. The Grape Escape Cafe & Catering Solutions
9. The Grape Escape Cafe & Catering Solutions
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10 local reviews
149 Cnr McShane Road And SH60, Hope
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
03-544 4341
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Raelene
It is set in a very pretty garden and a lovely place to relax. Walk around the complex for some interesting…
Raeonie And Mark
Wonderful brunches in a superb garden, just down the road from Eyebright Country Store.
9. The Grape Escape Cafe & Catering Solutions
9. The Grape Escape Cafe & Catering Solutions
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10 local reviews
149 Cnr McShane Road And SH60, Hope
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
03-544 4341
Raelene
Raelene
It is set in a very pretty garden and a lovely place to relax. Walk around the complex for some interesting artisanal shopping.
Raeonie And Mark
Raeonie And Mark
Wonderful brunches in a superb garden, just down the road from Eyebright Country Store.
10. Isel Park
10. Isel Park
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7 local reviews
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Christy
Your closest cafe set in the beautiful Isel gardens. Shortcut to the closest shops at Stoke township
Sam
Gorgous garden, HUGE trees, old house, Frisby Golf course
10. Isel Park
10. Isel Park
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7 local reviews
Christy
Christy
Your closest cafe set in the beautiful Isel gardens. Shortcut to the closest shops at Stoke township
Sam
Sam
Gorgous garden, HUGE trees, old house, Frisby Golf course
11. Miyazu Park
11. Miyazu Park
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5 local reviews
ParkEstablishment
Jen
I often find I have the lovely Japanese gardens all to myself when I visit. It's a great spot to take the…
Vanessa
On your walk from Mākoha Place to Founders Park you can enjoy a walk inside Miyazu Gardens. It is a beautiful…
11. Miyazu Park
11. Miyazu Park
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5 local reviews
Jen
Jen
I often find I have the lovely Japanese gardens all to myself when I visit. It's a great spot to take the kids or a nice quiet retreat if…
Vanessa
Vanessa
On your walk from Mākoha Place to Founders Park you can enjoy a walk inside Miyazu Gardens. It is a beautiful park, perfect for couples or…