Welcome to this spring edition of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens newsletter. Many of you have commented that flowering seems to be happening very quickly, which to me is one of the delights of spring. If you don’t look around the garden every week, or even better, every day, you are sure to miss some plants flowering and delighting the senses.
I am particularly enjoying the cherries around the city, in home gardens, local parks and of course, the magnificent display of cherry avenues in Hagley Park, and the many cultivars in the Botanic Gardens. The late flowering cultivars are still delighting with their display so if you have not been to the Botanic Gardens in the last week, do come and explore to enjoy the spring flowering.