Omaio Garden

Yesterday was a very busy day and I didn’t have time to post all the gardens we visited. So before we leave for the Auckland Botanic Gardens I will post a review of a very special garden out in the country South of Auckland. It is called Omaio which is a Māori word which means a place of peace, quiet & tranquility.

Our garden hostess provided us lunch before we went out to see the garden and we could view her B&B facilities.

Jane’s Path – vegetable garden & tennis court:

Yellow Clivia:

Coastal path – some of these Kauri (Agathis australis) are more than 1000 years old.

Children’s playhouse, lawn and back of house.

Front of house and orange Clivias

Interesting plants

Tea Tree (Leptospermum sp. ) Captain Cook gave his crew tea made from this plant to prevent scurvy.

Native to New Zealand and Australia.

Red Fern (Doodia media)

Native to New Zealand.

Yellow Sedge (Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’)

Tomorrow: Auckland Botanic Garden