Pukekura Park’s hidden treasures

Forrest and I enjoyed a morning in New Plymouth’s Pukekura Park (named for the stream running through it). We thought the park was one of the prettiest we’d ever seen.

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We were told not to miss the fernery. Entry was through a cool mossy tunnel and the rooms of the ferny were joined by tunnels as well.

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Inside the fernery:

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Big surprise as we wandered about outside: a golden tree.


Artist Reuben Paterson said, “Everyone thinks it’s real, it’s amazing to watch how people react to it.”

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