New Zealand is full of amazing botanic gardens. I have seen at least one in almost every sizable city that I have been through. Even more impressive is that almost all of them have enough variety in their collections to keep me guessing. I never really know what I’m going to see when I visit a new one. One of the more awesome botanic gardens that I’ve seen here is Hamilton Gardens, in Hamilton of course. The coolest part of the gardens was a small section enclosed in glass… the greenhouse!
Very little in the greenhouse has labels, so you pretty much have to just enjoy it without knowing what you are looking at. Like many good greenhouses, Hamilton Garden’s greenhouse is divided into moist and dry wings. This post is just about the moist, humid and dark wing of the greenhouse. I’ll call it The Jungle. Having been to many jungles, I can confidently say that this wing fits the description perfectly.
Next is the dry wing. I’m sure I won’t be amiss if I call it The Desert.