Hagley Park in Autumn

The autumn of 2012 has been spectacular in Christchurch, with a series of sunny warm days to show off the changing leaf colours.  Now, in late autumn, the leaves are disappearing fast.  Sunrise is 7.30am, and sunset 5.20pm, and the average daily maximum for this time in May is about 15C, falling to 12C by the end of the month.

 

 

Hagley park is 164 hectares of parkland in the centre of Christchurch.  It contains mature woodlands, gardens but also has a cultural focus.  Canterbury Museum, an Art Gallery, a golf course, netball courts, soccer and rugby grounds are within its boundaries, and the Avon River meanders through it. Most of these photos were taken in the 21 hectares of Botanical Gardens, on 12 May 2012.

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Botanical Gardens cafe

Avon River meandering through the park

Victoria Lake

Sunrise over Victoria Lake

Entrance to the Rose Gardens

the Rose Gardens in autumnal mood

Robert McDougall Art Gallery, closed because of earthquake damage

Saturday netball at the Hagley courts

Antigua Boat Sheds, just outside Hagley Park, for punting down the Avon River

See also The Curators House in the Botanical Gardens.

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  1. Pingback: The Curator’s House in the Christchurch Botanical Gardens | annettewoodford

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