Welcome to New Zealand's best kept Secret Gardens

Have you ever peered over the fence into an amazing garden and wished you could step through the gate and explore? Welcome to Secret Gardens, the garden-share platform that enables you to visit a diverse and inspiring collection of New Zealand gardens, across the seasons - and to meet the passionate, knowledgeable gardeners who created them.

Behind fences, hedges and gates throughout New Zealand lies a hidden world of creativity, passion and hard work – thriving diverse ecosystems, organic vegetable gardens, permaculture food forests, secret urban sanctuaries for native flora and fauna… and a wealth of valuable gardening knowledge.

Amongst the compost heaps and pea-straw you’ll find their creator, curator and caretaker, the keen gardener – always eager to share their hard-earnt wisdom, their successes and failures, and to help inspire a new generation of gardeners.

Whether it’s a large-scale formal garden, a compact inner-city sanctuary, a productive kitchen garden or a prized dahlia collection, every Secret Garden offers something unique and inspiring to explore and learn from.

Exploring a garden - garden tours and gardening workshops with Secret Gardens.

Explore Secret Gardens

Explore our curated collection of Secret Gardens which are open for visits – hosted by the gardener – throughout much of the year. Our collection features gardens from across New Zealand… with new listings being added every month.

Flower Gardens

Vegetable Gardens
Food Forests
Native Gardens
Lifestyle Properties

Featured Gardeners

Phoebe, Ngā Kaupeka, Auckland
Merve, Hakea, Raglan
Jo, Greenhills Paradise, Coromandel
Rebecka, Slow Blooms / Keelings Quarter Acre, Matakana

Explore Workshops

As well as hosting garden visits, many of our Secret Gardeners offer workshops and practical demonstrations, covering a whole range of topics and practical skill sets.


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Do you have a Secret Garden you would like to share?

Fantastic! Get in touch and we’ll send you an information pack.

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