Christchurch Daily Photo

A photo a day of Christchurch New Zealand

Posts from the ‘Gardens and Parks’ Category

Autumn Splendor in the Botanic Gardens

April 21, 2017

View of the Avon River from the bridge to the Botanic Gardens – watch out for low-flying ducks!

The Botanic Gardens are just stunning this time of year, and I always feel I ‘over do’ the Autumn photos – but it’s hard to stop snapping away when the light and the colours are so appealing.

This tree is now officially known as ‘Michelle’s favourite tree in the gardens’ – as I keep leading my other half on walks to this spot so I can take yet another photo of the tree. 


Mona Vale Homestead

February 13, 2017

Mona Vale homestead re-opened recently after a restoration – and it’s looking fantastic. I took the opportunity to meet some friends there for lunch and then a short walk around the rose garden.

1 Comment 

Fifield Reserve in Opawa

December 1, 2016


Blink and you’d miss it – this must be one of the tiniest reserves I’ve ever visited, in fact it looks like someone’s front garden. It is in fact Fifield Reserve on Fifield Terrace.


Back to Broadfield Garden

October 17, 2016


Last weekend I visited Broadfield Garden on Selwyn Road and it rained rather a lot. There was a market day on at the garden, but I was far more interested in exploring the garden. Except I got rather wet as I didn’t pack an umbrella. So I was determined to get back to the garden during Spring and on a sunny day.


Luckily the rain we’ve been having a lot of cleared on Saturday, so we ventured out to the garden for good look around.


The garden planting commenced in 1993 and there has been an emphasis on growing New Zealand natives. The stunning hedges that create the lines of the garden are Totara as they are slow growing (need only one cut a year) and evergreen.

dsc06763 dsc06765 dsc06778

dsc06807 dsc06780

Formal hedges with Totara.

dsc06792 dsc06794 dsc06802

The view from the viewing mound.

The garden is open to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays and is located at 250 Selwyn Road, Weedons, Christchurch


A walk in the Botanic Gardens

October 6, 2016


The beautiful botanic gardens are a beacon of serenity and loveliness any time of the year, but surely few would argue that during Spring the gardens go to a whole other level of stunning. I’m always particularly impressed with the tulip beds.


These stunning orange tulips were very tall – I’ve captured the normal sized ones in front to give you some scale.


The tulips just before the azalea walk.


One of my favourite spots in the garden in Spring – it’s full of azaleas, bluebells, magnolias and tulips.


More blossom, because I can never get enough of it during Spring and it’s all too fleeting.dsc06631

How stunning is this tree!