Born in Dunedin, but raised in Wellington, Garden-Bachop played rugby at Scots College in the city.
A live-wire first five Jackson Garden-Bachop was a member of the Wellington high-performance schools' squad and was later named in the Hurricanes under-18 training camp XV.
He comes from a well-known rugby family in New Zealand as his father, Stephen Bachop, was an All Black first five-eighth, his late mother, Sue Garden-Bachop, was a Black Fern and represented New Zealand at touch.
His uncle, Graeme Bachop, was also an All Black that started the 1995 Rugby World Cup final against South Africa. His cousins Nathan and Aaron Mauger were also All Blacks with the former currently coaching the Highlanders.
He made his provincial debut for Wellington as a teenager during the 2013 ITM Cup making a solitary appearance.
In November 2016, Jackson signed a deal to be part of the Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby squad for 2017.
He featured in 13 of the Rebels 15 Super Rugby 2017 matches scoring one try.
He returned to New Zealand after the Super Rugby season and appeared all of Wellington’s 2017 Mitre 10 Cup matches scoring 142 points as Wellington secured promotion to the Premiership for the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup.
After an excellent season with the Wellington Lions that saw him named as the team’s player of the year, Garden-Bachop signed a two-year deal with the Hurricanes.
He was also named in the Maori All Blacks squad for the end of year tour and made his debut against Canada.
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|Maori All Blacks
|2017 - present|
|2018 - present|
|New Zealand U20's
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