Story: Horticultural use of native plants

Stone garden rows

Stone garden rows

Lines of stone walls (horizontal, at centre) are a feature of the south Wairarapa coast. They were made by Māori some time around the late 15th century to shelter their kūmara crops. These rows are now covered with pasture. The dark green clumps are groves of karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus) and the isolated trees growing on the pasture are tī kouka (cabbage trees, Cordyline australis).

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Horticultural use of native plants - History', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10421/stone-garden-rows (accessed 24 February 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007