Otago Museum Native Garden (Part 1)

Otago Museum in Dunedin, New Zealand has a long, narrow native garden between the museum building and Great King Street. There is an amazing variety of native trees in the small space available including several species that don’t naturally grow this far south but seem to be doing well in the warmth and shelter of their confined city microclimate. All photos taken Sunday 23 July 2017.


Otago Museum Great King Street Garden. Photo by SO.


The planting area is very narrow and varies from approximately 2.5 metres to 4m wide.
Photo by SO.


The side entrance to the museum divides the garden into two.
Photo by Exploring Colour.


The tall narrow tree to the left of the entry is a young kauri tree (Agathis australis). The very tall tree behind the streetlight is a rewarewa (Knightia excelsa). Photo by SO.
This post is continued by Otago Museum Native Garden (Part 2)

Part 3  |  Part 4

Words by Exploring Colour. Photos by Exploring Colour and SO (2017)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: