Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Te Puna Quarry Park

These are a selection of photos taken at Te Puna quarry park on our recent trip north. It is a park which climbs the very steep sides of an old quarry. I have focussed here mainly on the plants, there are also some interesting sculptures (and an amazing view).

For Carmi's Thematic Photographic: Vegetation.


Cloudia said...

glad to see this lovely post

ALOHA from Honolulu
=^..^= . <3

Gilly said...

Lovely, exotic (to me!) vegetation. Had to follow link to find it, discovered it in the North Island of New Zealand, near where my cousins used to live! Its a small, and very beautiful, world!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Te Puna Quarry Park is being developed by a dedicated band of volunteers from a disused quarry into a world class park. This old scar on the hillside has already become a place of special beauty. From the upper levels there is a spectacular panoramic view out over the Bay of Plenty. There are ponds, tree ferns, cymbidium orchids by the thousand, native tree plantings and exotics such as vireya rhododendrons - a wild garden of infinite variety. Special garden areas include irises, cacti and succulents, an Australian area, a native Arboretum, a Bonsai corner, a South African area and a Palm Grove. We now have a butterfly garden where monarchs and admirals happlily fly free.

Sounds wonderful. Thanks for the pictures!

Karen S. said...

Oh my, this is a stunning view into vegetation and lovely nature free to the eye of the beholder.

Bob Scotney said...

Great ferns.

Alexia said...

Lovely! I was there this time last spring - this post makes me think I must go back soon (I live about 30 minutes' drive from this park)