My corner of the oval

… thoughts from a Kiwi cricket fan

Peace amidst the chaos!

on March 18, 2012


Since it was such a fine Autumn afternoon in Wellington today, I decided to go for a bit of a wander through the Lady Mackenzie Garden for the Blind in Hobson Street.

This peaceful oasis amidst the chaos of the CBD only a few blocks away is a haven of tranquillity where people can wander, sit or enjoy the children’s playground off to one side.

With the busy motorway inbound into the city just over the fence, you wouldn’t believe that it could be such a pleasant place to sit and enjoy nature:



As well as gardens planted with colourful blooms, there are several places to sit, in relative privacy, and read or write or do what you like to do on a still, sunny afternoon!

An interesting fact that I didn’t know before I wandered into the park this afternoon was that it was formerly the site of Fitzherbert Terrace School which was founded in 1878, until it was relocated in 1926 and moved to the suburb of Karori, as the new Samuel Marsden Collegiate School.

And in a street of foreign embassies and high commissions, this garden really is a fantastic place to visit if you ever get the chance – it would be the perfect place for a picnic too!



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