Mid-spring in Christchurch Botanic Gardens

A wander around Christchurch Botanic Gardens in early October reveals the blossom,  rhododendrons and azaleas falling, but other flowers  coming into bloom, and Mrs Duck is proudly displaying her brood.

 

The Curators House

 

Tulips

Tulips

 

Kaka Beak (clianthus maximus), a New Zealand native

Kaka Beak (clianthus maximus), a New Zealand native

 

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Rhododendron

Rhododendrons

 

Poppies

Poppies

 

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Cinerarias in the hot house

Cineraria in Townend House (hot house)

 

Cinerarias

Cineraria

 

Botanic Gardens Tea Kiosk

Botanic Gardens Tea Kiosk

This part of the old Tea Kiosk is not in use, though it has been repaired and  strengthened to bring it up to the new building code.  The rear of this building (facing the paddling pool) now functions as the Duck Duck Cafe, for light snacks.  Christchurch City Council is still considering options for this part of the old kiosk.  Click here for a Christchurch City Council video about the building.

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