Rose Garden (est. 1946), Tropical Display House (est. 1954): Once occupied by Māori, this area was later used by the Armed Constabulary as a barracks, gymnasium, and mess room. In 1886 by the newly formed police force removed the buildings and grazed their horses here. Renamed Robbins Park in 1946, the Floral Society planted the 28-bed rose gardens. In the middle of the lily pond sits a statue of Ceres, upon a base of obsidian from Tūhua | Mayor Island. The colourful Tropical Display House was created in 1954 and the ivy colonnade (which was dismantled in 2022), in 1963.
Map No. 22.
7 Cliff Road,
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