NEW ZEALAND GARDENS
New Zealand is a country that remained isolated from the other land masses for more than 75 million years.
This isolation allowed the development of a unique flora (and fauna).
When the first humans – the Maori – settled the islands, they brought with them plants which adapted to their new environment.
The same happened again centuries later when the first Europeans started settlements of their own.
Today, that country’s landscape is a mix of native and ‘introduced’ species. Whenever possible this website will reflect that fact.
Included on this website are photos of a garden I visited in Australia, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney.
Click on the garden names below to access their individual pages.
Auckland Domain, Auckland
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
Mount Taranaki area
Te Kainga Marire, New Plymouth
Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington
Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch
Festival of Flowers, Christchurch
Mona Vale Garden, Christchurch
MORE INTERESTING PLANTS IN NEW ZEALAND
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
NOTE: The photos shown on this website were taken during a trip in February 2013, in the middle of the summer for the southern hemisphere. There have been changes in the landscape since then, notably the earthquake and landslide in the Kaikoura area in November 2016.
https://www.newzealand.com/int/gardens/ – official tourism website of the New Zealand Government for gardens.
https://www.gardens.org.nz/ – site of the New Zealand Gardens Trust, which assesses and recommends both public and private gardens to visitors.
To enjoy beautiful painted flowers and landscapes, please visit this website: