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dc.contributor.authorDavies, Renee
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-23T22:52:58Z
dc.date.available2017-11-23T22:52:58Z
dc.date.issued2014-02
dc.identifier.issn0028-8136
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/3995
dc.description.abstractThe burst of colour that comes with spring is much anticipated by gardeners, and when that patch of colour is found outside the garden boundary – in an entirely unexpected place – the pleasure seems somehow intensified. Much like the thrill I imagine those first goldminers felt seeing a glint at the bottom of a pan. Just such treasure can be experienced every year between the gravestones in the older parts of Waikumete Cemetery in West Auckland. Here, a colourful array of European and South African wildflowers mix and mingle with native and exotic grasses to create dramatic wildflower meadows. Waikumete is the second largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere and covers more than 100 hectares. Dating from the late 1800s, it is seen as a site of significant cultural and historical importance. The wildflowers are an integral part of the cemetery’s heritage and are duly protected.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherFairfax Magazinesen_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectWaikumete Cemetery (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectwildflowersen_NZ
dc.subjectSouth African flowersen_NZ
dc.titleWild spirits : the remarkable heritage of Waikumete Cemetery is very much alive, in its joyous array of wildflowersen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2017-07-11T00:11:12Z
dc.subject.marsden120107 Landscape Architectureen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationDavies, R. B. (2014). Wild spirits : the remarkable heritage of Waikumete Cemetery is very much alive, in its joyous array of wildflowers. New Zealand Gardener , February, pp.37-41.en_NZ
unitec.publication.spage37en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage41en_NZ
unitec.publication.volumeFebruaryen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleNew Zealand Gardeneren_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms56549en_NZ
unitec.publication.placeAucklanden_NZ


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