Story: Whanganui places

Bason Botanic Gardens

Bason Botanic Gardens

The Bason Botanic Gardens at Rapanui, 14 kilometres north-west of Whanganui, are a former 26-hectare dairy farm that has been extensively landscaped and developed. Some 70,000 bricks from Whanganui’s old Majestic Cinema were incorporated in the construction of a display centre and three conservatories.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui places - West of Whanganui', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2021)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015