Our NatureFiji – MareqetiViti club members and ANZ staff did another double up today as we visited Lex Thomson’s Savurua Botanical Gardens in PAcific Harbour.
Savurua Botanical Gardens
Savurua has two lovely waterfalls and the area is covered in native forest while another area will be converted into a more formal botanical gardens setting focussed on Fijian plant species.
The area adjoins the Viti Levu Southern Highlands Important Bird Area and is rich in Fijian endemic bird species, including the threatened Black-faced Shrikethrush.
It includes one of the best remaining stands of the endangered Fiji’s sago palm.
The streams on either side of the gardens are pristine with native fish, numerous rapids, deep pools and spectacular waterfalls.
The day started with some rain, but by the end we had lovely weather.
Thank you Lex for the lecture on Fiji’s hibiscus species and for your dedication to conserving Fiji’s biodiversity.