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We made several trips to the Botanic Gardens this week, and to the new Visitors Centre.

The visitors centre

The Visitors Centre

Part of a painting in the Visitors Centre

Part of a painting in the Visitors Centre

One of the displays

One of the displays inside

Diorama of a settlers garden

Diorama of a settlers garden

Diorama with vegetable garden

Diorama with vegetable garden

Diorama including a cherry blossom tree

Diorama including a glasshouse and a cherry blossom tree

 

Diorama of a modern style garden

Diorama of a modern style garden

Microscope, which displays on a monitor

Microscope, which displays on a monitor

Examples of art inspired by gardens

Examples of art inspired by gardens

Penguins, advertising the upcoming IceFest

Some penguins near the cafe, advertising the upcoming IceFest

Carnivorous plants in one of the glass houses

Pitcher plants and sundews (carnivorous plants), in one of the glass houses

Glasshouse details

Details of a glasshouse roof

Looking along the glasshouses (apparently blinds come down when it is sunny)

Looking along the glasshouses (blinds come down when it is sunny)

Propagation in one of the glass houses

Propagation underway in one of the glass houses

Maples and Hellebores

Maples and Hellebores near the Archery Lawn

 

 

Daffodils in Hagley Park

Daffodils near the Band Rotunda

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The Cunningham House is open again – 1st opened in 1923 but had been closed awhile after the quakes.

Looking down the length of the Cunningham House, from upstairs

Looking down the length of the Cunningham House, from upstairs

Bromeliads

Bromeliads (upstairs in the Cunningham House)

Looking down the length of the Alpine House

Inside Foweraker House, which has alpine plants

Plants flowering in the alpine house

Inside Foweraker House

In the Alpine Glasshouse

Inside Foweraker House

In the Alpine Glasshouse

Inside Foweraker House

The Fernery

The Fernery

Inside the Fernery

Inside the Fernery

A wooden moa, in the fernery

We found three moa’s lurking in the fern house.