Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Countdown!










HAMILTON GARDENS

I am counting down and it's only 6 weeks until our holiday back home in New Zealand. One of the places we will definitely go back and visit is the Hamilton Gardens. All of the above images are of the Hamilton Gardens. We used to enjoy a picnic tea and a wander through the gardens and I always felt more relaxed after these outings. The gardens are rather impressive and besides a designated rose garden there are also the following gardens; Chinese Scholars, English Flower, Japanese garden of Contemplation, American Modernist, Italian Renaissance (my fav.) and Indian Char Bagh.
After the heat we have had here today I am reminded why the gardens here are mainly gum trees, native shrubs and palm trees. Oh how I miss my flower gardens!

12 comments:

NM said...

You sound very home-sick! I would be too after the hideously hot day we had today. Not long to go now...hang in there!
Best wishes always, NM.

Brabourne Farm said...

Beautiful gardens - they look like the perfect place to spend a day just wandering around relaxing. Leigh

The Pink Poodle said...

dear ange..how exciting to be heading home to nz..
i went to auckland about 7 yrs ago with ME BOYS!! & i loved it..except for Byron jumping off the skytower TWICE!!!

have a great time..how long are you away??

xxx andrea

The Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Ange, never been to NZ but it sure does look lovely. Be sure to bring home some goodies - no chairs of course. Sandy x

magnolia said...

Hi there from over at Stella and Pearl, those gardens are gorgeous, New Zealand is such a beautiful place. I have been looking at your blog and really loving it, feel free to give a mention as I havn't been bloggy blogging for that long, still trying to get in the swing of things!

Tracey said...

I can see why you want to go back...it is truly a beautiful place! It's always so nice to have a vacation to look forward to!!

:) T

brismod said...

They are lovely gardens. It's always nice to go back home especially if it means escaping the Queensland summer for a bit!!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Looks beautiful! Visiting NZ is definitely on my list of things to do...so pretty! Tracey xx

ASHLEY said...

wow...looks beautiful!!!

Ange said...

Sigh (read: sigh of melancholy and homesickness...) Have lovely dreams while you're waiting for the real thing... The other Ange

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Ange, Hope you have a wonderful time. I have a friend from New Zealand and she cries everytime she flies in she says it is soo beautiful, cheers Katherine

Lord Cowell said...

Dear Ange, The gardens are just as beautiful as ever. I was wandering through them last week to get some ideas for tree plantings. It would be great to meet you when come back. David. :-)