Sculpture in the Gardens


Auckland Botanic Gardens, Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland

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Saturday 11 December 2021 - Sunday 3 April 2022

Best visiting times are when the facilities are open too - Huakaiwaka visitor centre (8am-4.30pm) and Café Miko (8am-4pm)



09 267 1457

Sculpture in the Gardens returns for summer 1
"Through the Looking Glass" by Brit Bunkley and Andrea Gardner
Sculpture in the Gardens returns for summer 2
"Brise Soleil (after Jane Drew)" by Natalie Guy
Sculpture in the Gardens returns for summer 3
Tamariki looking at "In Search of Hope through Music" by Wanda Gillespie

The Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition will be on from 11 December 2021 to 3 April 2022 with outdoor sculptures along a 1.7km trail through the beautiful Auckland Botanic Gardens.

The exhibition is free and open to everyone.

As well outdoor sculptures, there is an indoor gallery with numerous small works on display and for sale.

We expect 300,000 to 400,000 visitors through the gardens during the exhibition.

The walk is an easy walk for most people, with mobility options available. Remember to bring your mask and physical distance. Also bring a drink and a sun hat - it gets hot on the trail!

Make sure you vote for your favourite sculpture in the People's Choice Award, where the winning artist is decided by public vote.

There are also videos to watch about the artists and kids activities.

See the website for detailed information.

We ask all visitors attending the Auckland Botanic Gardens to observe the Government guidelines on physical distancing, face coverings and use the NZ COVID Tracer app.

The visitor centre and Cafe Miko are open. A vaccination pass will be required to enter the visitor centre and Cafe Miko for anyone aged 12 years 3 months and over, unless they have a medical exemption approved by the Ministry of Health. Please have your vaccine pass ready to present to the team when you visit.

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