Frimley Park Rose Garden

Frimley Road, Hastings District, Hawkes Bay

A beautiful rose garden in the grounds containing over 5000 roses of all types and all colours, filling the air with perfume.

Frimley Park was given to the people of Hastings by the Williams family in 1951, and was formerly the grounds for the family's homestead which burned down in 1950. The Hastings Rose Society offered to provide roses if the Council would create a rose garden and a design based on Kew Gardens was constructed in 1965. The Rose Garden was officially opened on 26th November 1967.

Now days it is a beautiful park with some extremely old and large tree specimens. A paved pathway leads through to the large rose garden with rose beds placed around the newly built central pavillion. There are seats placed here, to just sit and enjoy the view of the many coloured blooms and breathe the perfumed scent that surrounds the garden.

Top tip

Frimley Park also has an oustanding playground that the kids will love, and if the sun is shining, you might also want to head next door for a dip at the Frimley Aquatic Centre.