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Wellington Botanic Garden

Wellington Botanic Garden

As early as 1900, gardeners at Wellington Botanic Garden were integrating native tree ferns and sedges (foreground) with exotic plantings.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Public gardens - The oldest public gardens', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 October 2021)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008