22 May 2019

Spring at the Arboretum

Eastwoodhill Arboretum is home to over 3500 different varieties of trees, and spring is the perfect time to see the park bursting back to life after its winter hibernation.

Throughout the Arboretum magnificent Magnolias, Camellias and Rhododendrons take centre stage with their impressive blooms and array of colour.  While the displays of yellow and white daffodils in the Daffodil Patch and Basinhead are equally enchanting.

The Arboretum’s more natural woodland areas provide a contrasting, but no less impressive, sight during spring. Here the freshness of new foliage on the deciduous trees is as lush as a tropical jungle.

Late winter and springtime attracts a vast array of birdlife into the arboretum. Native Tui and Kereru (Wood Pigeon) feast on the spring fruit and blossom, and call to each other audibly as you walk through the park. Cheeky Fantails will also follow you through the arboretum, feeding on the insects you disturb as you wander through the paths.