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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Tropical Quarry Garden Birthday Treat

Just recently my dear friend Di took me out for a surprise for my birthday. She had packed up a fabulous picnic lunch (pic to follow) and off we went to The Quarry Gardens in Whangarei.
This is a subtropical garden on a huge scale developed by mostly volunteers over the past 17 years from a deserted quarry site, a few minutes drive from the city centre.

That's Di at the Whangarei Quarry Gardens

The Dam at the top of the Whangarei Quarry Gardens

Old concrete structures beautifully planted out

Strange tropical fruit - please tell me if you know what it is

Look at this fabulous lunch - I'm so spoilt!

The Quarry Gardens are well worth a visit. They are free to visit and open every day. There is a cafe being built there, due to open in Spring (October here). They have a wedding garden and sometimes open days with music and stalls.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful place. I want to spend my birthday there! (After all, it's free. Except for that plane ticket to NZ...). I'm curious about the blue fruit, too. I hope someone posts the answer.


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