Getting to know Riddiford Garden
Riddiford Garden is spread over 3.2 hectares near the heart of the city’s central business district.
Broadly, its perimeter is bound by the War Memorial Library, the Lower Hutt Events Centre, Council’s main Laings Road building and Queens Drive.
It is one of the oldest horticultural gardens in Lower Hutt, coming into existence in 1923. It is also one of the most significant areas of green space in the city centre, containing a large open lawn and established trees, a children’s playground, a war monument and a conservatory.
The park hosts events as well as being a suitable place for wedding photographs. We welcome approaches from individuals or organisations who want to use the park for lively and vibrant events.
A major upgrade project is in the final phase of construction. These improvements coincide with the strengthening of Council's main Laings Road building and construction of the Lower Hutt Events Centre. These projects are expected to be open to the public in 2018.
We have many family friendly and visitor attractions at Riddiford Garden, including:
- A Cenotaph War Memorial
- Fully accessible modern public toilets with a baby change facility
- Riddiford Pavilion: a kiosk that community groups can book
- A basketball half court and skater-friendly space
- A permanent outdoor table tennis table
- Two free electric BBQ plates under a shade canopy
- Stream, gardens and mature trees
- Lawns and picnic spaces
- Playground for preschool children
- Gibbes Watson Conservatory at the Myrtle Street side of the garden
Make a booking
You can book sites and facilities in Riddiford Garden.
To find out more information, contact:
T: 04 570 6666