I recently visited the Wellington Botanic Gardens for the first time, but since I was only there for an hour or two I didn’t get to see all of it (hence the ‘Part 1’). I wanted to write a bit about the parts that I did see and show some of the pictures I took of the beautiful place!
Lady Norwood Rose Garden: After walking along a path leading from close to where I live I first came upon the rose garden. It was very beautiful and seemingly well kept, and there were many varieties of roses to look at.
Begonia House: Next to the rose garden is the Begonia House, which houses tropical and temperate plants. There were of course Begonias, but also Orchids, Lotus, and Lilies as well!
Herb Garden: Walking uphill away from the rose garden and begonia house I found a small herb garden. There were signs every so often giving information about the uses of herbs throughout human history…very interesting! I noticed that a lot of what they had in their herb garden were plants I am familiar with from home as well.
Peace Garden: Before going back up the trail towards my house, I sat awhile in the Peace Garden. There were a few ducks swimming around, and it was a very tranquil place to be. In the small pond there was what they call a ‘peace flame.’ This flame was gifted to New Zealand from Japan after WWII because of New Zealand’s commitment against atomic weapons.