Roses have a beautiful long flowering season with abundant flowers and that can be enjoyed outside or picked for indoor displays. But roses can provide us with much joy throughout the whole year.
Dunedin Botanic Garden's comprehensive camellia collection has a strong emphasis on health, landscape design and education.
Winter may be the so-called dormant season in the garden, but there are still treasures to be found, not least being the scent from a variety of different plants.
One of the biggest families in the plant kingdom is the daisy family. The world has more than 32,000 different species distributed widely.
During winter, when deciduous trees around Dunedin have lost their leaves, blobs of incongruous evergreen foliage can be spotted high up in bare branches.
Early morning dew glistens on the eye-catching multicoloured autumn foliage of dwarf heavenly bamboo. In shades of plum, red and green, Nandina domestica Nana Purpurea stands out from the crowd.
Penstemons would have to be one of the mainstays of a perennial border, for good reason. For a start, they have a large variety in colour. The hardest thing is choosing which cultivars you want to...
The winter garden glasshouse may be closed for now but as life grows on there are still many interesting plants to share with you.
"Sid" the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo has noticed a reduction in his adoring fan base over the past few weeks.
It's hard to miss the dramatic cues of colour in the garden at this time of year. Maple, liquidambar, flowering cherries and rowan are some of the well-known trees which deliver incredible autumn...
The dahlia is a very popular perennial garden plant — it comes in the most amazing and often flamboyant colour ranges with distinctive flower characteristics and sizes.
It's now been almost 12 months since the Winter Garden glasshouse was reopened after its refurbishment and most plants are thriving under the new environmental systems.
Sometimes, we can’t see the wood for the trees. As humans, we often don’t reach much more than 2m tall and at these heights it’s easy to focus on life at eye level or below.
What a great breeding season it’s been at the Dunedin Botanic Garden aviary. Six South Island kaka chicks have been produced by two breeding pairs.
With the passing of mid-summer the pinks, reds and creams of most astilbes in the Rhododendron Dell at Dunedin Botanic Garden have now faded away. One species though, Astilbe rivularis, from the...