Thurston Gardens - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from Thurston Gardens. This picture shows part of the gardens shortly after a cyclone has passed through Fiji, which felled one of the palm trees.
Thurston Gardens - FURTHER INFORMATION
Thurston Gardens - Suva visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Thurston Gardens' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Viti Levu.
Thurston Gardens in Suva are the botanical gardens of Fiji. The gardens occupy ground that was the original site of Suva town, before it was burnt down during one of the bloodiest battles in Fiji in 1843, when many people were killed and eaten by the people of Rewa.
In 1879 Sir John Thurston asked John Horne to lay out and plan the botanical gardens. They were originally called the Suva Botanical Gardens but were renamed in 1976 to the Thurston Gardens. The gardens today are maintained by the Fiji Museum, and contains a variety of palms, lilies and other plants.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Thurston Gardens lie between Albert Park and the Government House just south of Suva city center.