One of the more interesting botanic gardens. Situated on top and coming down from a hill, lots of nooks and crannies, spaces to explore and windy paths. A great playground and views of the surrounding area. A bit secluded and gives you a feel of the Wellington landscape. Not so much about the species of the flora and fauna but an interesting place to visit because not everything can be seen by a sweep of the eye.
A very picturesque garden with varied terrain from flat areas such as the rose garden to more hilly areas. The fish pond in the visitor centre was a highlight, as was the culinary garden. Enjoyed the various sculptures throughout and the trees where you could see kaka stripping bark back, after the sugary sap!
Amazing gardens... So many trails and pathways to choose from. Leading you into specialist gardens (Australia flora, succulents, fern alley) with duckponds and outdoor sculptures. Really really lovely, and definitely worth a visit. Great for kids too-- there is a fun playpark there.
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