Christchurch is very fortunate that
the early Provincial Government had the fore-sight
to establish this 164.637 hectare green area in 1855,
named Hagley Park after Lord Lyttelton's country estate.
We went for a walk round 'Little Hagley' which is 6.96 hectares
and bordered on all sides by roads and traffic.
Spring is emerging from the cold ground...
And this magnificent old tree...
I think it might be a flowering plum
but I'm not sure...
You can see why Christchurch is known as
'The Garden City'.
I have walked round various parts of Hagley
Park and the Botanic Gardens many times
but I always love it... In all seasons