Lady Thorn Rhododendron Dell Public Garden

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Hosts: The Lions Club of Port Chalmers and District

Address: Church Street, Port Chalmers - View Google Map

Phone: Les Box on (03) 472 7050

E-mail: boxes@es.co.nz

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Lady Thorn Rhododendron Dell Public Garden

Description: The Port Chalmers and District Lions Club has been involved since 1998 in developing the old historical Port Chalmers blue stone quarry into a Rhododendron Dell in honour of the Late Lady Thorn, a former Mayoress of the town.

The Dell features numerous rhododendrons, along with magnolias, prunus, maples and spring flowering bulbs viewed by strolling the woodland paths.  The Dell was awarded the “Runner up” to first place in the 2012 Keep Dunedin Beautiful Awards.  The Lions Club has also been the recipients of other environmental awards in recognition for the transformation of the Dell.

A  lookout accessed by stairs situated on the quarry rim above the Dell features a selection of old historic photographs of the Port over the years and also offers panoramic views of the Otago Harbour and environs.

The tranquil setting of the Dell makes for an ideal place for a picnic at one of the BBQ tables provided.  It is also an ideal location for weddings, wedding photos and special occasions.

Access: Parking for all size vehicles.

Open: Dawn to dusk all year round.

Admission: No admission fee but donations accepted for ongoing upkeep.

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