Story: Gardens

Eastwoodhill (1st of 2)


Eastwoodhill garden presents a colourful display each autumn as the leaves of its deciduous trees turn yellow, orange and red. Douglas Cook began planting his woodland garden on hills east of Gisborne in 1910. Over the next 55 years he established New Zealand’s finest collection of exotic trees and shrubs on 135 hectares of landscaped grounds. Since 1975 Eastwoodhill has been managed as a trust. It was recognised as the national arboretum of New Zealand in 2005.

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Eastwoodhill Arboretum
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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