By bacchuspalms, Feb 20 2015 01:34AM
I’m back in NZ again after the last couple of months in the UK renovating my house in London. It was certainly nice to land in Auckland and see sunshine and blue skies after a grey London winter.
With only one day in Auckland and having met up with friends the night before I decided to make the most of the jetlag-induced early morning by walking around the city and visiting some of the gardens I remembered as a student here back in the late 1990’s.
In many ways Auckland’s much the same as I remember it. The prices are higher and the cruise ships have got larger but otherwise I felt at home again walking around Parnell, the Domain, the University and through the city.
Having taken a few photographs of the more interesting and unusual palms I thought I’d post them here. I hope they serve to remind you of the many uncommon species which really should be planted as alternatives to the common stuff sold by the truckload.