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Contact Information

  • Location
  • 125 Potts Road
  • Whitford
  • Auckland
  • New Zealand
  • Postal address
  • 125 Potts Road
  • R.D.1 Howick
  • Auckland, 2571
  • New Zealand

Opening Hours

Ayrlies Garden and Wetlands

Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Saturday by appointment only. Please email by 3pm Friday beforehand for entry instructions.
Closed Sunday and public holidays.

Winter Closure

The garden will be closed over winter from 1 June to 31 July 2024 inclusive to allow the team to attend to seasonal work and major garden projects simultaneously resting the wet grounds. If there are pressing circumstances to visit the garden during the two months of closure please contact Luana MacDonald on +64 9 5308 706 or email allowing ample time for a reply. The Wetlands remains open every day of the year.



$20.00 per visitor
Online Payment can be made here.
We prefer online payment. Please show garden staff proof of payment.
In the event of cash, please pay one of the garden staff you will find working in the garden.

We regret no dogs or children under 12 years old can be admitted.

The garden is 6 hectares of rolling terrain, some steep with steps. Unfortunately, it is not at all suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Groups & Tours

For groups over 10 people, bookings are essential.
Guided tours of approximately 1.5 hours are available on request during weekdays at a cost of $250.

Professional & Wedding Photography

For all photoshoot enquiries including but not limited to: anniversary, professional, product, or family photography etc. please contact our lovely admin team at We are able to offer wedding photography within the garden however at the moment we do not allow weddings to be held. If you would like to arrange wedding photography in the garden, please click this link for more information and costs.


This is a specialised nursery with near all plants propagated from the Garden. You are welcome to purchase plants, please ask the garden staff. Please note cash purchases only, we are unable to accept credit cards or EFTPOS.


Please park in the Garden Car Park, 1.5 kilometres on the right down Potts Road. Once parked, enter the Garden through the Lych Gate. Just inside you will find a brochure and a map to enhance your visit.


125 Potts Road, Whitford, Auckland, New Zealand

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