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Garden at Norton family house

Garden at Norton family house

Fruit, flowers and vegetables feature in this late 19th-century garden, which belonged to one of the Norton brothers, at the whaling settlement of Te Awaiti, Tory Channel. The garden path is lined with hollyhocks, delphiniums and roses. Gooseberry bushes are planted in neat rows (foreground) and cabbages are growing under the peach tree (obscured, top right).

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Gardens - Early settler gardens', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008