The Botanic Gardens in Wellington,New Zealand are within walking distance of downtown Wellington yet seem a whole world away. A quiet refuge from the hustle and bustle of this capital city the Botanic Gardens were established in 1868 and a number of the trees are the oldest exotic specimens in New Zealand.
I enjoyed spending a few hours wandering around the shady paths taking in the colourful displays and listening to the wetas. There is a great map of the Botanic Gardens available to download from the official website.
I would like to share with you some of my photographs of flowers that I took in the Botanic Gardens. This is when I realised I was getting old (and turning in to my Dad!) as I enjoyed photographing the floral offerings.