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These photos were taken from the path in front of the propagation house, only a few years old, of the Dunedin Botanic Garden. On the opposite side of the road is the native plant collection. The long narrow garden in front of the propagation facility, shown below, is planted in natives. It's lovely! New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

Nikau Palms, South Island, New Zealand

"The nīkau palm is the southernmost member of the palm family and New Zealand's only native palm species ... The nikau palm is unique to New Zealand". - Department of Conservation website. Nikau palm, detail of palm frond. Larnach Castle South Seas Garden, near Dunedin. Photo by SO. Nikau palms. Larnach Castle South Seas Garden.... Continue Reading →

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