A strongly built outside back, he played his schoolboy rugby in Wellington for Scots College with current Highlanders midfielder Thomas Umaga-Jensen.
He has played for Canterbury and Wellington in the NPC .
After a successful debut season for the Highlanders, he picked up the team's 'Rookie of the Year' Award at the 2021 Highlanders awards evening.
Garden-Bachop has followed in his brother, Jackson's footsteps in playing for the Māori All Blacks.
Iwi: Ngāti Awa