Stanley's Quick Quiz
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A quick quiz that is fun for family and school groups.
- Who was Stanley Bason and what was his dream?
- Who lives in the Bason Botanic Gardens Homestead today?
- To whom is the Conservatory Complex dedicated and why?
- What stream does the weir dam?
- What are the scientific and common names of Stanley Bason's favourite flower?
- What are the average nightly temperatures in the: Begonia, Orchid and Tropical Houses?
- What is the difference between a park/reserve and a botanic garden?
- What type of plants are in the Millennium Hill garden?
- How many hectares are the Gardens?
- How are these Gardens different to other botanic gardens?
- How are the Gardens financed?
- Why are shelterbelts so important in these Gardens?
- Why is the way the camellias are set out at the Bason Botanic Gardens so helpful?
- Where did the conservatory bricks come from?
- When were the Bason Botanic Gardens started?
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Answers to the Quiz
- Stanley Bason, the farmer who gifted his farm to become a botanic garden
- The Custodian and his family
- Blanche Bason, Stanley's wife
- Mowhanau Stream
- Haemanthus coccineus (Commonly known are Blood Lily or Elephant Ear) was Stanley's favourite flower
- Begonia 12°C, Tropical 18°C, Orchid 25°C
- A botanical garden in addition to being an attractive place, conserves and preserves rare and unusual plants and provides opportunity for research and study of plant species.
- Mediterranean sub-tropica land tropical plants and Australian species
- 25 hectares
- Their source was a gift of a farm. They are in a rural setting. You can drive around them. They have unique architecture. They are hilly and have many vistas.
- The Gardens are financed by the Wanganui District Council and funds raised by the Trust.
- Shelter is important because they are near the west coast with prevailing salt-laden westerly winds.
- The camellias are planted in beds of species.
- Two demolished picture theatres in Wanganui
- Stanley Bason gifted the farm and homestead in 1966.