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Dunedin Botanic Garden images featuring nature and wildlife

The Dunedin Botanic Garden is stunning in the autumn with magnificent flower collections in bloom, a cut above the Christchurch and Auckland offerings. With only a morning to see them, it’s only possible to get a flavour, take a couple of days to appreciate them.

There is a carpark just off Cumberland Street allowing access to the lower garden. A quick circular tour: first, head towards the duck pond and Peter Pan Statue and then cross to the upper garden via the bridge over Lindsay Creek. Walk anticlockwise around the upper garden, through the Mediterranean Garden and up to the Native Plant Collection at the top end. Then back down past the aviary, Arboretum, Southern African Garden to the lower garden for a quick look around before going back to the carpark.

Some of the impressive trees photographed in the Arboretum include the Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata), Australia Oak (Eucalyptus obliqua) and the Tasmanian Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus). There were opportunities to photograph birds in the Native Plant Collection – female Bellbird (Anthornis melanura) and landscape of the surrounding area and of the Winter Garden Glasshouse.