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Rhododendron dell, Dunedin Botanic Garden (2nd of 5)

Rhododendron dell, Dunedin Botanic Garden

Planting of the rhododendron dell started in 1914 under the supervision of David Tannock. In 2008 the plantings extended for 4 hectares, and contained around 3,500 rhododendrons of 180 different species and over 200 hybrids. Dunedin’s rhododendrons are best viewed during spring and early summer.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Public gardens - Types of public garden', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 September 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008