Herbaceous Border Sundial, Christchurch, NZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member arby101ca
S 43° 31.843 E 172° 37.439
59G E 631224 N 5178966
Quick Description: In the centre of Herbaceous Border of Christchurch Botanic Garden is a square horizontal sundial. This dial is located about 240 m east of the central rose garden.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 12/8/2012 5:39:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMFWKD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The dial is engraved slate about 10’ square on an Oamaru stone plinth. The gnomon is bronze. The bronze plaques on four sides say “The Desert : Shall Rejoice : And Blossom : As The Rose”. Twelve hours are marked with Roman numerals, from VI to VI.

The slate is in poor condition, cracked and scratched. There is no other information on the sundial indicating date, purpose, or corrections for clock time. The herbaceous border, with a range of colours and textures showing the mass effect of herbaceous perenials was created in the 1920’s. Perhaps the sundial is that old.
Sundial Type: Horizontal - Flat base, Ground or Pedestal mounted dial plate

Related Web Site: Not listed

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