More links and websites
A history of Christchurch home gardening from colonisation to the Queen’s visit
A doctoral thesis by Matt Morris.
Colonial landscape gardener: Alfred Buxton of Christchurch
This page on the Lincoln University website links to an online version of a book by Rupert Tipples about the early 20th century landscape gardener.
Eastwoodhill National Arboretum of New Zealand
Eastwoodhill is the largest collection of northern-hemisphere trees in the Southern Hemisphere.
Gardens without weeds?
‘Gardens without weeds? Pre-European Maori gardens and inadvertent introductions’, an article by Helen Leach from the New Zealand Journal of Botany (PDF, 1.32 MB).
Maori gardening: an archaeological perspective
This Department of Conservation report looks at the plants grown by pre-European Māori, and the techniques used to grow them, based on archaeological evidence (PDF, 445KB).
Pukeiti – a garden for all seasons
Pukeiti in Taranaki is well-known for its rhododendron collection.
More suggestions and sources
Bradbury, Matthew, ed. A history of the garden in New Zealand. Auckland: Viking, 1995.
Leach, Helen. 1,000 years of gardening in New Zealand. Wellington: Reed, 1984.