Have you heard of West Lynn Garden? It is a place of natural beauty hidden in an urban environment. All maintenance is done by volunteers and there is a $3 entry fee. On March 9 the garden hosts its annual open day for children between 10am and 3pm. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic. Entertainment includes a bouncy castle and face painting. Children get in free. A gold coin donation is appreciated from adult visitors on the day. The garden is at 73 Parker Ave, New Lynn.