I went there on last Sunday. They had a Tulip festival for 2 days. It's a beautiful garden situated in the heart of busy Auckland. A must visit place to see the beauty of the nature. The Tulip festival was so good, they have planted beautiful colors of tulips. I was fascinated by those lovely tulips. My favourite flower is tulip.So that is only my opinion.
They provide good customer service at the reception. We went a group. For students they reduce $4 from the adult ticket price which is normally $10, (you have to show the student card,so don't forget to bring it) For senior citizens also $6. And the best thing is children under 12 years are free. We had 5 kids in our group,so it was good as we don't have to pay for kids under 12. And other great thing is for every kid they give a task sheet at the reception when going in to the garden. There are pictures (pictures of flowers ,plants) in the sheet and kids have to mark the sheet when they see those things in the garden. When going back kids showed the sheet to the reception, they gave each kid a candy pack. Kids were so happy.
Wander around this 2 hectare garden with your family. It will be a nice experience.