Story: Public gardens

Begonia House, Wellington Botanic Garden (4th of 5)

Begonia House, Wellington Botanic Garden

The main public gardens contain large glasshouses for plants that would not survive in the outdoors. They usually house mass floral displays such as these begonias, shown here in 1944.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Public gardens - Types of public garden', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18806/begonia-house-wellington-botanic-garden (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008