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Bannerman Park

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Business Type: Public Garden


Bannerman Park was named in 1977 in honour of Mr R B Bannerman, whose foresight helped procure extra land for the park.

Address: 482 Crewe St, Gore, New Zealand Invercargill & Southland

Phone: view phone+6432090330


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Early spring is announced by the daffodils, meconopsis, camellias, cherry blossom and magnolias. The rhododendron collection includes large beds of R. yunnanense, R. decorum and R. spinuliferum. These were all grown from seed gathered in the wilds of the Yunnan Province, in China.

In November the streams and ponds are lush with gunneras, hostas, irises and candelabra primulas. Native ferns, astelias and Chatham Island forget-me-nots also edge the streams. Peonies, daylilies and ajuga groundcover add to the colour as summer progresses. The deciduous foliage provides brilliant autumn colour from the weeping maples to the oaks, twisty willows and silver birches shading the picnic tables. Then winter brings the hellbores into flower. Most of the plants in the park are named.

A recent addition is the 'daffodil paddock' where specimen Decidious trees are underplanted with donated daffodils, which are able to be picked by the public in spring. The first tree to be planted here in 2009 is a Fraxinus excelsior 'Pendula' (weeping ash), which commemorates the life of Irene McGregor. She was patron of the Gore Garden Club whose members annually donate trees and bulbs to this area.

Below this area is a rhodoendron dell, planted with species of Rhododendron and Acers. In addition there are three specimen Magnolia Campbellii donated by Soroptimist International of Gore.


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482 Crewe St, Gore, New Zealand

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