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Disused Marble Fountain in the Oamaru Gardens

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Disused Marble Fountain in the Oamary Gardens by Donald Lousley. This old fountain possibly built in the 30s that sadly no longer works, is adorned with marble figurines of lions with wings.

The Gardens were officially opened in 1876, and are one of the oldest in the country.

Provision for their 13 hectares of public reserve between Chelmer and Isis Streets was made when Oamaru was surveyed in 1858.

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A white goose in a pond

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A White Goose in a pond by Donald Lousley. As I approached this long established pond in the Oamaru Public Gardens in Jan 2014, a family of children were being entertained feeding the ducks, and this beautiful bird soon joined them.

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Colourful Flower Beds in the Oamaru Public Gardens

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Colourful Flower Beds in the Oamaru Public Gardens by Donald Lousley. The Oamaru Public Gardens has long been famous for it’s ground displays of beautifully selected plants so that when they flower the effect is quite stunning

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Oamaru Public Gardens Fountain

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Oamaru Public Gardens Fountain by Donald Lousley. This old fountain possibly built in the 30s that sadly no longer works, is adorned with marble figurines of lions with wings.

The Gardens were officially opened in 1876, and are one of the oldest in the country.

Provision for their 13 hectares of public reserve between Chelmer and Isis Streets was made when Oamaru was surveyed in 1858.

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Oamaru Gardens Flower Bed

Oamaru Gardens Flower Bed by Donald Lousley. This colourful display sits beside an old fountain that sadly no longer works, that is adorned with marble figurines of lions with wings.

 

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Oamaru Gardens – Flowering Plants in Hanging Baskets

Flowering Plants in Hanging Baskets by Donald Lousley.

The Oamaru Public Gardens has quite an established hothouse or greenhouse. I’m not sure when it was built, but prior to the early 1950s.
The Gardens were officially opened in 1876, and are one of the oldest in the country.
Provision for their  13 hectares of public reserve between Chelmer and Isis Streets was made when Oamaru was surveyed in 1858.