Toro mai ki O Tāne Aotearoa. Kitea ai i konei te kōwhai, te tōtara, te ponga me ētahi atu tipu motuhake o Aotearoa.
The O Tāne Aotearoa/New Zealand Gardens were established at their present location between 1910 and 1927 by Botanic Gardens Curator James Young.
Over several decades these gardens evolved into a fine collection of New Zealand species, interwoven and overlaid with new extensions.
The gardens provide a wonderful opportunity for getting lost under a canopy of mature trees such as kahikatea and beech.
A short, looped trail featuring some of New Zealand's most iconic and loved native plants.
The small grove allows you to catch a glimpse of wild New Zealand and see mature trees and plants including the legendary ponga/silver fern.
In 1938, the New Zealand Garden was extended to allow space for alpine plants, hebe and leptospermum beds.
This new addition was created as a memorial to Dr Leonard Cockayne (1855 - 1934) in honour of his comprehensive contribution to New Zealand's botany, horticulture, ecology and conservation.
In the 1960s this garden was completely redesigned and replanted to be what you see today.