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Californian redwood, Mt Peel garden

Californian redwood, Mt Peel garden

J. B. A. Acland planted this Californian redwood at Mt Peel Station, South Canterbury, in 1859, one of a number of exotic trees he imported to New Zealand. It bears a plaque recording that it germinated in Devon, England, in 1856.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Gardens - Estate and homestead gardens', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008