I adore visiting the Domain Wintergardens. I think it is one of my favourite places to head to if I need to see something pretty and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, especially on a weekday. It is situated right by the Auckland Museum – also worth a wander through if you have the time and the building itself is a feast for the eyes – but the lesser -visited Winter Gardens is a must-see too.
It consists of two glasshouses connected by a lovely outside area hosting a pond with fish and some lovely places to just sit and relax. The glasshouses are filled to the brim with flowers and plants, and both are totally different; one being much more tropical and the other, drier. The heating keeps things growing all year round and they are beautifully maintained.
You must also take a walk through the scenery here too so you don’t miss an abundance of New Zealand native plants and trees. Make sure you take your camera to this one!
Stunning flower gardens.
The beautiful glasshouses.
Take the time to relax outside.