Dove-Myer Robinson Park, also known as the Parnell Rose Gardens is a festival of colour and scent, and home to some 5000 rose bushes. The park is named after the popular and longest serving mayor who served Auckland for 18 years.
The rose gardens showcase new and old rose varieties, many of which have been bred by internationally celebrated rose breeders. The cottage-style Nancy Steen garden offers excellent examples of heritage roses and the ‘white garden’ is a popular venue for weddings.
A pathway at the back of the gardens leads downhill through parkland to Judges Bay and the historic Parnell Baths – a salt water swimming pool complex open during the summer months.
To enjoy the spectacular blooms at their fullest, visit the Parnell Rose Gardens between October and April. The annual Parnell Rose Festival is held here every November.
PARNELL ROSE GARDENS (STOP 3)
Sir Dove-Myer Robinson Park
85 - 87 Gladstone Road
Parnell, Auckland 1052
Access: Grass surface allows only limited access for wheelchairs
Toilet: Public toilets are available
Red Circle Buses depart this stop – Summer (every 30 minutes) 9.20am – 4.20pm.
Red Circle Buses depart this stop – Winter (request stop) (every 60 minutes) 10.20am – 3.20pm.