skip to main content skip to main menu

Parks & Open Spaces
~ Ngā papa tākaro


Sunken Gardens

The Sunken Gardens colourful flowers and the staircase entrance.Formed in the 1960s, the Sunken Garden has been described as the parade's 'hidden treasure' because, sited below road level, it offers a sense of serenity and separation from its urban surrounds.

The garden has developed a higher profile since mid-2001 when it was upgraded as part of a Napier City Council revitalisation project aimed at providing better links for Marine Parade attractions.

The revamp made the strip reserve more visible and accessible while preserving its informal and intimate character.

Flights of steps were formed between pohutakawa trees flanking the streetside footpath to lead down into the garden. The pond was made more visible to pedestrians, and that has enhanced its value as a focal point in this passive reserve.

Sunken Gardens Images

The Sunken Gardens colourful flowers on a sunny Napier day. The Sunken Gardens colourful flowers and the stair case entrance in the background. The Entrance to the Sunken Gardens. The Sunken Gardens stair case entrance. Picture of some of the many flower beds at the Sunken Gardens.

Sunken Gardens Location Map

Marine Parade

Related Documents

There are no documents related to this page.

Related Pages

There are no pages related to this page.

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Napier City Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Napier City Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Napier City Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the Napier City Council information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© Napier City Council - / +64 6 835 7579 / Fax: +64 6 835 7574