The Winter Garden Complex is stunning at this time of year particularly the Victorian style tropical glasshouses which show off lush tropical and heat-loving plants as well as temperate plants to match the seasons.
Rare and spectacular plants with changing displays can be seen in the two large glasshouses that face out onto an ornate courtyard and a sunken pond.
There is also an amazing diverse collection of New Zealand ferns growing in a dis-used sunken quarry site next to the glass houses. If you are lucky you might see our native bird the Tūī flying amongst the ferns above.
We will be including a visit to the Auckland Domain and Winter Gardens as part of our Mountain to Sea City Short Tour this summer.