WELLINGTON BOTANIC GARDEN, New Zealand

The Wellington Botanic Garden has an entrance on top of a hill that is reached via the Cable Car. This entrance provides a splendid view of the city of Wellington.

The garden spreads on sloping terrain and it’s possible to cover most of it starting at the top, and walking down to the exit on Glenmore Street.

The Wellington Botanic Garden was started in 1868 and covers about 66 acres. It now includes several collections including succulents, roses (about 3,000), native forest plants, Maori flax, rhododendrons. One can also find an exotic forest and a begonia house.

Below are photos taken in February 2013, so whatever plants were blooming at that time of the year (summer in New Zealand) were at their best.

http://wellington.govt.nz/recreation/enjoy-the-outdoors/gardens/botanic-garden

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THE ROSES

THE TREES

THE FLOWERS

THE SUCCULENTS

OTHER

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