New Zealand contains many fine public and private gardens featuring roses of all types. The following is a list of some of the gardens around that are worth visiting. Some are small, others large in size. Some feature heritage roses, other more modern roses and other have rose trials included where the latest new releases are put through their paces.
The New Zealand Gardens Trust website has a searchable database of gardens in New Zealand with many featuring beautiful roses.
World Federation of Rose Societies Garden of Excellence winners
2003 Dugald Mackenzie Rose Gardens, Palmerston North.
2006 Rogers Rose Gardens, Hamilton.
2012 Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden, Timaru
2015 Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Wellington
2018 Christchurch Botanical Gardens (incorporating the Central Rose Garden and the Heritage Rose Garden), Christchurch
Parnell Rose Garden, Auckland
Auckland Botanic Gardens, Auckland
Robbins Park, Tauranga
Morrinsville Rose Garden, Morrinsville
Te Awamutu Rose Gardens, Te Awamutu
Klamath Falls Rose Garden, Rotorua
Murray Linton Rose Garden, Rotorua
Joan Williamson Rose Garden, Taupo
Kennedy Park Rose Gardens, Napier
Frimley Park, Hastings
Cheops Garden, Hastings
Woodville Rose Garden, Woodville
Nola Simpson Rose Garden, Levin
Trinity Farm Garden, Otaki
Bolton St Memorial Garden, Wellington
Centennial Rose Garden, Blenheim
Samuels Rose Garden, Nelson
Tasman Bay Roses, Motueka
Mona Vale, Christchurch
Beverley Park, Christchurch
Timaru Botanic Gardens – Species rose collection, Timaru
The Gaol Stables, Oamaru