In February 2018 when the big stinky Amorphophallus titanum or corpse flower was in bloom, it attracted such a crowd that the queue was incredible.
The exceptionally snow-white bark of the Himalayan birch tree is simply stunning.
You'd be unlikely to see a Pittosporum patulum in the wild. The unassuming endangered native hails from the eastern South Island where only the keenest trampers might spot it.
Many plants in the woodland garden can struggle as summer extends into autumn with little rain, but one plant that is better without too much water is Salvia leucantha.
This Australian native plant has a common name that describes the flower perfectly. Hairy buds open in late summer to reveal asymmetric flowers resembling the paw of any number of animals, but...
At times it can be easy to miss the trees and see only the flowers. But look up. The 155-year-old Dunedin Botanic Garden has a large collection of trees, many well over 100!
Sequoia sempervirens, which is more commonly known as California redwood, is not a tree for the faint of heart.
To seed, or not to seed: that is the question.
A favourite rose can be hard to choose as there are so many beauties.
If you have visited the botanic garden in the past few months, you may have noticed the winter garden glasshouse getting a major makeover.
Woodland gardens aren't only for large uncultivated areas, but can be created in your own backyard.
Dunedin's flat lower botanic garden is a much-loved destination. The duck pond has provided hours of fun for generations and the winter garden glasshouse has been a hit for more than 100 years. But...
The name alone - Sicilian honey garlic or Nectaroscordum siculum - attracts me to this plant, but the understated flowers make it a great choice for any garden.
What do coriander, parsnip, celery and hemlock have in common?
The Natal bottlebrush's long protruding stamens, like the fiery breath of dragons, supply a rich source of nectar enjoyed by tuis and waxeyes.
Is it the blooming profusion of flowers that makes rock roses so attractive? These little tenacious beauties have so much more going for them than just flowers.
If you’re looking for a versatile and low-maintenance perennial you can’t go past the Nepeta genus. Brightening the summer garden, they’re suitable for a wide range of growing conditions.
This beautiful echium begins life as a silvery rosette reminiscent of our native Celmisia. It takes one or two years to flower; if it lives for that long. It can be fickle here in Dunedin and die...
Some plants people either love or hate; Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty' is one of those plants. Some people think it looks ghastly, while others go dotty over it.
Nearly everybody loves peonies, but not everyone in New Zealand can grow them. One of the many benefits of living in a cooler climate is the ability to grow plants that need lower temperatures.