What you need to know
Situated just a few minutes walk from the town centre, Pollard Park is an immaculate example of a charming city gardens done right. It has got everything you could want for a relaxed and carefree day out in wonderful surrounds; ducks to feed, a lovely stream running through its midst, well-equipped playground for the kids, barbecue facilities, tennis courts and a wonderful little botanic garden. The Rose Garden is a perpetual highlight with a myriad of colours and strong fragrances which can be smelled from afar.
The varied floral displays of Pollard Park continually change to match the season and feature a range of different species each contained within a variety of gardens showcasing a different theme, from the aforementioned roses to Camellias, Rhododendrons, Perennials and much more all bordered by large, mature trees. The fact that Pollard Park is, quite frankly, an international-standard public garden area contained within the borders of a smallish town makes it all the more impressive.
Those wanting to get (slightly) more active can even indulge in a round of golf while here too, as the park sits alongside a 9 hole golf course that is almost as pleasant as the park itself. There's a reason that this relatively unassuming park is a favourite spot for weddings throughout the Marlborough region; and all you'll have to do is pay a visit and take a stroll around before you'll soon see why.
- Access via Parker or McLauchlan Street
- Fitness trail
- Wheelchair accessible
- Picnic areas
Pollard ParkMarlborough, Parker Street, Mayfield, Blenheim, South Island, 7201, New Zealand