Queens Garden Walk

The Queens Gardens was founded to commemorate the 50th jubilee of Queen Victoria’s coronation.

Architect AFT Somerville designed the garden in 1887 which was formally opened in 1891.

The Gardens have extensive Māori colonial and Victorian history and are an outstanding example of a Victorian ornamental public garden.

Paths meander through groves of tall trees, many of them outstanding heritage specimens. Formal plantings and romantic woodland edge the serpentine Eel Pond.

The Gardens have been special place for generations of Nelson people.


Download the map and description of the Queens Garden Walk. (561KB PDF)

Audio for walk

Go to the prow website for extended heritage information and to download the audio file for the walk.

Video for walk