Story: Landscape architecture

Plan for Western Park, Auckland, 1873 (1st of 2)

Western Park in Freemans Bay, Auckland, is one of the city's oldest public parks. In 1873 a design competition was held for the park, known then as City Park, and was won by surveyor William Hammond. The extensive plantings were of exotic trees and the park was intended to act as a 'lung' for the city, freshening the air for its inhabitants. 

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Landscape architecture - Garden design and landscaping, 19th and early 20th centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 26 Mar 2015