- A Gardener of Disrepair
- Taupaki, New Zealand
|23 Nov '10 7:23 pm|
I thought I'd share some photos of a recent visit to the Auckland Botanical Gardens. This is way on the far side of the city from where we live so we don't get to go very often. It is relatively new - only a handful of years old so it lacks some of the oldy-worldy ambience of an established garden. But what it lacks in age and lichen, it makes up for in size and diversity!
November is definitely the right time to go though... wow is all I can say. The place is huge with massive park-like expanses, mature trees, and a variety of well planted garden areas. My family and I spent a few hours there but I could have stayed even longer!
I will start with the sculpture at the entrance. It is an immense column made from highly polished stainless seagulls. It shimmers and sparkles in the sunlight. Really quite extrordinary. To one side is a threesome of stainless Nikau palms attached high up against the wall of the entrance building. Water flows from them, creating the trunks (this is not very clear in my photos).
The other photos show some of the grander vistas and structures from within the garden.
I'll keep adding to this thread along the way.
Last edited by Kerole on 24 Nov '10 6:57 am, edited 1 time in total.