AUCKLAND DOMAIN, New Zealand

The Auckland Domain is Auckland’s oldest park and one of the largest. It is located near downtown, includes the Auckland War Museum and is also near the Auckland City Hospital, the largest in New Zealand. The Domain includes the Wintergarden with two glasshouses as much worth visiting as the Domain outside. There’s also a ‘Sensory Garden’ designed especially for the visitors with disabilities, an infrequent feature in a public garden.

http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/premierparks/Pages/aucklanddomain.aspx

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THE GLASSHOUSE

THE DOMAIN

THE SENSORY GARDEN

The goal of a sensory garden is to provide visitors with an experience that appeals to as many of the senses as possible, not just visual or olfactory. Features would include raised beds to eye level for someone in a wheelchair for example, with plants to touch to feel the various textures of leaves and flowers and seeds and trunks. Sometimes music can be included.

A site about Gardens and Monarch Butterflies