Known by some as the eco-capital of New Zealand, this region is home to passionate green fingers who tend to a number of spectacular gardens.
From serene Japanese and Chinese gardens to forests of rhododendrons and rose collections, those who love gardens of beauty will be impressed with what's on offer in Dunedin. You'll find an enchanting garden around the grounds of Larnach Castle, which also features stunning views of the Otago Peninsula. The Dunedin Chinese Garden is traditional and serene, featuring bridges and water features, and was build by Shanghai artisans. For lovers of colour, don't miss the Dunedin Botanic Gardens in spring - the rhododendron dell turns into a celebration of movement and colour.