Kōrero: Horticultural use of native plants

Stone garden rows

Stone garden rows

Lines of stone walls (horizontal, at centre) are a feature of the south Wairarapa coast. They were made by Māori some time around the late 15th century to shelter their kūmara crops. These rows are now covered with pasture. The dark green clumps are groves of karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus) and the isolated trees growing on the pasture are tī kouka (cabbage trees, Cordyline australis).

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10051763
Photograph by Kevin Jones

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Horticultural use of native plants - History', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10421/stone-garden-rows (accessed 21 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007