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Oamaru Public Gardens

Oamaru Public Gardens

Explore these delightful gardens and you are stepping back many decades. For over a century Oamaru Public Gardens have inspired visitors and local people alike.

Wander in Wonderland

Renowned for their beauty, the Gardens embrace 13 hectares (32 acres) of breathtaking trees, shrubberies and flower beds. Unique features of this botanical marvel include the display glasshouse, the Mirror Lake, Chinese Gardens, the Italian marble Craig Fountain and the captivating Wonderland Statue. The Gardens also provide a children's playground, picnicking areas and an aviary, and are perfect for walking and jogging.

The Gardens hold a special place the heart of the community and have been named a garden of regional significance.

Entrancing, entertaining and engaging

You'll feel the magic of Oamaru Public Gardens the moment you step through the classical main gates on Severn Street. If you are feeling romantic, make your way to the Summerhouse. This century-old retreat for lovers is a popular place for marriage proposals.

Other highlights include the Japanese Red Bridge, the Oriental Garden, the Fragrant Garden and the trees by the band rotunda. Nostalgic reminders from Victorian times can be spotted everywhere - a sundial, croquet lawns, a wishing well and a peacock house.

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