Peacock Fountain at Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand - Encircle Photos

55 Peacock Fountain at Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand

Wouldn’t you expect to see peacocks on an Edwardian fountain named Peacock Fountain? Instead, its three tiers are adorned with herons and dolphins. The name comes from its benefactor, John Peacock. He was a successful entrepreneur, politician and generous philanthropist during the second half of the 19th century. This colorful, cast-iron fountain is the centerpiece of Armstrong Lawn within the Christchurch Botanical Gardens. The 52 acre property features several rose gardens and greenhouses. The Tudor Revival building in the background was home for the garden curator from 1920 until 1984. Curator’s House is now a restaurant.

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Peacock Fountain, 9 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

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