Story: Public gardens

Wellington Botanic Garden, 1910

Wellington Botanic Garden, 1910

Wellington Botanic Garden served as a colonial nursery and trial garden during the later part of the 19th century. Its founder, James Hector, planted rectangular beds as a teaching garden. In 1910 these beds were still in use, and are visible under the grove of cabbage trees.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
Reference: 1/1-020191; G
Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Public gardens - Types of public garden', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 July 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008