A magnificent old Victorian glass house creates the perfect environment for these stunning examples of begonias and delicate plants. Then while having lunch the table next to us is invaded by disgusting sparrows, cleaning up the crumbs left by the previous diners.
Taking a leisurely stroll along the winding paths that took us through the Botanic Gardens, a garden of national significance we found, native forests, conifers, plant collections and seasonal plant displays
Walking into the city we found a coffee and Wellington’s fame for the “Coffee Capital” lived up to its reputation.
The Orchid Garden is spectacular, with huge displays of Singapore Orchids in all shades of white, purple and lilac. Not to be outdone, the Cymbidium Orchids were showing all their elegance. The dramatic heliconia’s were standing in all their glory with strong red and green lobster claw like flowers