Ngāi Tipu Taketake – Indigenous Flora

About this Exhibition

Organized by the Botanical Art Society of New Zealand and Auckland Botanic Gardens and supported by Friends of Auckland Botanic Gardens, New Zealand’s exhibition will take place from March 30 – July 1, 2018 at Auckland Botanical Garden. Entries will be juried by a team consisting of Sri Benham, Dr. Ross Ferguson, and Rebecca Stanley. The call for entries has been published here:


New Zealand flax is a very tough and fibrous plant, with spiky flower stalks. Birds and insects love the brilliant flowers filled with nectar, and its seedpods are long, twisted, and coppery in color. It has become a popular, dramatic flower in cultivation.

New Zealand Flax, Phormium tenax, watercolor and graphite on paper, ©Suzy Abbott

Photo courtesy Sandra Morris

Photo courtesy Sandra Morris

Artist Sandra Morris sketching in the field.


Friends of Auckland Botanical Gardens and Botanical Art Society of New Zealand, Inc.

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Steering Committee

Lesley Smith Alexander
Sandra Morris

exhibition Venue

Auckland Botanic Gardens

Courtesy Auckland Botanic Gardens Gallery

Courtesy Auckland Botanic Gardens Gallery


Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland, 2105



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