Every year in October the City of Dunedin celebrates one of New Zealand’s loveliest sights – the exotic beauty of the City’s Rhododendrons. Here a fortuitous partnership of soil and climate combine to give one of the finest Rhododendron growing areas in the world, thus earning Dunedin the description of Rhododendron City. Originating from areas as diverse as the Himalayas and the sub-arctic tundra regions, experts consider the Rhododendron to be uniquely suited to Dunedin.
As Dunedin starts it annual Rhododendron Festival in our famous Botanical Gardens, I just need to sneak into my back yards to see this splendid 2 storey high tree and to enjoy our own rhododendrons.
Around the City
As well as Dunedins many public gardens residents and visitors alike are invited to enjoy some of the many fine private gardens thrown open during Rhododendron Week
Ewa & Keith
276 High Street,
Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3 477-5552
Free Phone: 0800 THE LODGE