Two New Zealand gardens have been awarded Camellia Gardens of Excellence
Auckland Botanic Gardens
Dunedin Botanic Gardens
This is awared by the International Camellia Society.
The gardens have been judged as featuring a significant collection of camellias along with information about them. Moreover, they are also kept to a high standard and are rewarding to visit. There is no “cookie-cutter” sameness to the gardens; each is intriguingly different in design, philosophy, plant selection. However, all support this common aim: to ensure that people will have a thoroughly pleasing visit, whether they are camellia enthusiasts or casual garden visitors.