Batumi Botanical Garden • Discover the world's subtropical flora! - New Zealand Department

The phytogeographic department of New Zealand occupies an area of 0.7 ha area on a southern exposure to the sea. Since the day of foundation of the Garden, the florist department of New Zealand has created lovely views of the southern hemisphere together with a sea view.

In 2016 data, the department was represented by 9 families, 9 genera and 16 species. Among them, Podocarpus totara and Podocarpus hallii are included in the “red list” of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Some of these alien species of New Zealand origin have shown to be well adapted to our conditions. They include: Cordyline australis, Phormium tenax, Pittosporum tenuifolium, Pittosporum colensoi, Pittosporum undulatum, Hebe x andersonii, Leptospermum scoparium, Leptospermum scoparium v. chapmannii - L Leptospermum scoparium v. nichollsii, Podocarpus totara da Podocarpus hallii and Muehlenbeckia complexa. The above species show successful application in decorative gardening, whereas New Zealand Flax, in addition to the decorative form, has a technical function.