The koru is the name the Maori give to the unfurling fern frond. It is a symbol of life, growth, strength and peace. It’s commonly used in Maori carvings and tattoos. This fern frond was photographed in one of my favourite spots in the Botanic Gardens – a native garden walk.

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  • 10 years ago

    What a coincidence! In Finnish ‘koru’ means a jewell or an ornament! This photo says it all!

    Wonderfull stuff you have here. Visited your country years ago and still yearning back đŸ™‚

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