'It should be a botanic garden focussing on collection, conservation and preservation of rare plants while providing a peaceful and beautiful place for people to enjoy and relax' – Stanley Bason's dream.

A botanic and architectural gem in a rural setting
Something of interest every month of the year.
Experience the dream!

Recognised by the NZ Gardens Trust as a 'Garden of Significance', the Bason Botanic Gardens is set in 25 hectares of landscaped countryside and includes one of the most extensive public garden orchid collections in NZ and unique conservatory architecture. 

The Gardens are situated on the Central West coast of New Zealand just northwest of Wanganui, a provincial city rich in heritage and alive with the arts. This region has many gardens and reserves well worth a visit.

For more information and group bookings email: wdc@wanganui.govt.nz