In Auckland, New Zealand, is the WinterGardens and Fernery. The Auckland WinterGardens and Fernery have several varieties of plants that are native to New Zealand on display in two separate greenhouses and a separate Fernery. One house is heated and shows off lush tropical and heat-loving plants while the other displays temperate plants changing with the seasons. It was designed in the early 1900s in the style of the famous English partnership of Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jeckyll and opened in 1913.
I visited the Wintergardens as part of an Auckland City Tour. I love flowers , but I am not a green-thumb! If it hadn’t been for the tour I would not have taken the time to see the Gardens and Fernery. I would definitely have missed out on this hidden gem! The Gardens and the Fernery are beautiful and showcase the native New Zealand plants nicely. The Auckland Wintergardens are located next to the Auckland Museum. If you cannot make the walk down the hill from the Museum, the Hop-on Hop-off Bus does make a stop at the Gardens. Admission is free. Even if you are not a green-thumb you will enjoy a visit! -Leah D.
Here are a few pictures from the Wintergardens and the Fernery: