Sculpture in the Gardens 2017-2018 is taking place at the Auckland Botanic Gardens from Sunday 11 November 2017 through to Sunday 25 February 2018.
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Information and opening hours for the Gardens and for Café Miko at 102 Hill Road, Manurewa
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From the North
Travel south on the Southern Motorway (SH1), exit the motorway at the Hill Road/ Manurewa exit (exit 451). Turn left onto Hill Road and the main entrance to the Gardens is the first driveway on the left. (Travel time from Auckland CBD in free flow traffic is 20 to 25 minutes.)
From the South
Travel north on the Southern Motorway (towards Auckland on SH1), exit the motorway at the Takanini exit (exit 453), then turn left onto Great South Road and drive towards Manurewa. Turn right at the lights into Alfriston Road. Follow Alfriston Road then turn left at Claude Road and continue until it connects with Hill Road. Turn right onto Hill Road and drive past the traffic lights, the entrance to the Gardens is 100m further on, on the left.
From the Auckland Airport
From the airport get onto Tom Pearce Drive, driving toward Manukau. At the second roundabout, take the Puhinui Road exit. Follow Puhinui Road for 4km then turn right onto State Highway 20 (SH20) toward Manukau. Keep right when the motorway forks then merge with the Southern Motorway (SH1) toward Hamilton. Take the Hill Road/ Manurewa exit (exit 451). Turn left onto Hill Road and the main entrance to the Gardens is the first driveway on the left. (Travel time from Auckland Airport in free flow traffic is 15-20 minutes.)
Buses and trains from downtown Auckland
Buses travel to Manurewa from Britomart Transport Centre. Phone Auckland Transport (09)366 6400 or visit https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/ for timetable information. Ask the bus driver to drop you at Southmall. From Southmall, walk up Hill Road from the traffic lights, after about 20 minutes, the Gardens will be on your left 100m past the motorway overbridge. Or you can catch the number 466 bus at the Southmall Manurewa Interchange; this stops outside the main gate of the Gardens.
If planning to drive to Auckland from the exhibition, try to depart before 4pm to enjoy a quick return trip. SH1 can be busy – especially from 4pm onwards.