Pop up urban garden

By Carolyn Enting

Pop up urban garden
The Wonder of Nature is being celebrated with a pop up suspended garden on Auckland's waterfront.

A green oasis will pop up in urban Auckland from February 28 to March 8.

The suspended gardens are to be created by award winning New Zealand landscape designer Jules Moore for the multi-sensory Stoneleigh Wonder of Nature experience on Queens Wharf.

While the gardens won’t be of the magnitude as the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon they will still be impressive, taking two days to build, and the sentiment is the same. It’s said that the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were created for Persian Queen Amytis because she missed the green hills and valleys of her homeland.Research shows that green spaces in urban areas have a positive impact on people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Wonder of Nature will offer Aucklanders and visitors to the city some “Green time-out time”, and while they enjoy a moment in the garden they will also be able to listen to a never heard before soundscape by award winning acoustic artist Paul McLaney and enjoy a glass of Stoneleigh Wine from the R18 “garden bar”.

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