Queenstown Gardens

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Queenstown Gardens
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Entrance to Gardens on Park Street
Type Botanic gardens
Location Queenstown, New Zealand
Coordinates 45°02′16″S 168°39′35″E / 45.037704°S 168.659836°E / -45.037704; 168.659836Coordinates: 45°02′16″S 168°39′35″E / 45.037704°S 168.659836°E / -45.037704; 168.659836
Area 14.75 hectares (36.4 acres)
Created 1867 (1867)[1]
Operated by Queenstown Lakes District Council
Open All year
Website Official website

The Queenstown Gardens, located next to the town of Queenstown, New Zealand is a botanical garden which contains a variety of exotic and native trees and plants as well as a large pond and a range of facilities. Some of the facilities in the Garden include Tennis, Lawn Bowls, Skating, Disc Golf and Ice Skating/Ice Hockey (See External Links).

There is a variety of trails in the garden with views of the surrounding mountains and of Lake Wakatipu and the Frankton Arm as well as Queenstown itself.

The most visible large tree species in the garden is that of the Douglas fir of which there are many large specimens. This tree also forms a protective forest that surrounds much of the gardens. There is also a Rose Garden just past the tennis court.

Heritage Trees[edit]

The heritage trees planted by the first Mayor of Queenstown, J. W. Robertson, and protected in the gardens are:

History[edit]

The first two trees planted at the garden were English oaks in 1866 by the first Mayor of Queenstown to commemorate the incorporation of the borough, but it wasn't until 1867 that the gardens were officially opened and the major planting began. The band rotunda near the Park Street entrance was originally established in 1891 but rebuilt in 1999 by the Queenstown Lions Club.

Memorials[edit]

There are two significant memorials in the gardens:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reserve Management Plans". Queenstown Lakes District Council. 
  2. ^ "Reserve Management Plans". Queenstown Lakes District Council. 
  3. ^ "Fun Facts About Queenstown (Bullet 10))". Destination Queenstown.