Pukekura Park is located in the center of New Plymouth on the west side of the North Island.
This park covers about 128 acres, which include a Fernery and Display Houses, the large botanical garden of Brooklands and many others, as well as the Brooklands Zoo.
Pukekura is a ‘Garden of National Significance’, a title conferred by the New Zealand Gardens Trust.
The park is also home to a 2,000 year-old puriri tree, a species endemic to New Zealand.
All those plants attract wildlife including birds, even Canada geese on the pond!
|Scarlet gum tree|
|Golden tree ferns|
|Pond with water lilies|
|Old Puriri tree trunk|
|The 2,000 year-old Puriri tree sign|
|Old Puriri top branches|
|Inside the Display House|
|Native Rongoa plants|
|Non-parasitic epiphytes on tree|
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