Located in the Auckland Domain and built on an extinct volcano, the Wintergarden Pavilion consists of two Victorian-era glass buildings housing tropical and temperate plants, and a formal courtyard with sunken pond and fernery. A café is available for refreshments and picnic supplies, and serves weekend high tea twice a month. The Wintergarden Pavilion is about five minutes from the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
By Meg Nesterov, AFAR Local Expert
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The Winter Garden
If you go down to the Auckland Winter Garden today you're in for a big surprise... Located in a massive glasshouse are all kinds of tropical plants that you wouldn't usually expect to see in New Zealand. Built in the 1920s it houses different and exciting flora, all enclosed with humidity and heat.
By Guy Needham, AFAR Local Expert