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Gardens of the World

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Address: 95 Clover Road East | Hope, Nelson, New Zealand
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Wonder-full! Birds & beauty!

I am SO happy I found this garden AND had time to linger here. $5 entry and I'd happily paid more. Tables and benches dotted throughout the Gardens of the World, from Africa to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sawhira
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am SO happy I found this garden AND had time to linger here. $5 entry and I'd happily paid more. Tables and benches dotted throughout the Gardens of the World, from Africa to America, NZ, Orient, etc.... ponds, plants, spaces partitioned into 'rooms'! Bring a picnic and your camera, a book, binoculars or friends, and stroll or sit. Soooo... More 

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Thank Sawhira
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not only come to visit all the different gardens with the Garden but bring your lunch and enjoy a lovely restful place.

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Thank JewelsTom
Blenheim, New Zealand
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272 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I loved this garden, it is beautifully set out and with lovely established trees and interesting plantings. There was a wedding going on when we visited today - obviously a popular spot for this type of activity! There is a $5 entry fee for adults and gold coin donation for children. This is a little off the main road between... More 

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Thank twebb21
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The 2 or 3 hectare garden contains trees collected over a lifetime by an tree enthusiast. Well set out in themed areas.

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Thank Ross C
Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

One afternoon in the autumn my partner surprised me with a beautiful picnic and proposal by the lake. We did leave in a bit of hurry when we realized there were others comemorating a more sombre occasion across the lake. If you are thinking of proposing to your loved one I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these gardens. Maybe check to... More 

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Thank mkew0101
Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

A nice quiet spot but quite a way to drive and we were expecting more! Gardens were rather unkempt, not very colourful although some nice trees. Could just have been change of seasons and may be nice for a picnic in summer.

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Thank Diane A
Hawera, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

This is quiet peaceful garden ,rather natural with many interesting aspects a nice place for a wander or for a picnic. More of a place for adults , not a lot to do for children.

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Thank John & Cheryl H
New Zealand
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I visited here with family visiting from overseas and can't say how much we enjoyed our stroll through these beautiful gardens. We enjoyed the shade, the pond, the various trees and the roses. A hidden jewel of the region.

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Thank CdnNZgal
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

To feel refreshed, to chill out, to be entertained by nature itself, to share a picnic or just delight in a garden of paradise, take time out to enjoy and appreciate what the Day family have made available to each of us.

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Thank 1940Jeannette
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

A beautiful garden with so many 'rooms' each dedicated to a different country . It's an absolute delight . There are picnic tables so you could take along a lunch and enjoy this treasure for longer.

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