Thursday, January 14, 2010

Come With Me To Italy....

Okay, so it's not really Italy but it must come pretty close to what I imagine the real thing to be!
The Italian Renaissance Garden at the Hamilton Gardens was a particular highlight of my recent trip home to New Zealand. I felt so at peace in this garden. The symmetry, the perfectly clipped box hedging, the stunning ornamental features...okay, everything!!! I wish you could all have shared this experience with me. So the next best thing is to take you on an on-line tour....let's go.......follow me along this pathway..........




..........past this gorgeous urn

here we are at the entrance....

get ready for a visual feast.....




can't you just hear the water as it cascades over the fountain?



Look at that large urn up against the far wall to the left.




Let's have a closer look, come on.....





Okay,THAT is a BIG URN!

Can you spot my Mum in the picture below?





Lovely detail everywhere.





Such neat edges, straight lines, don't you just LOVE it?!



And just to prove I really was there......



Okay, one last look.....



Thanks so much for coming along with me. You are such good company. I hope you enjoyed your visit!

12 comments:

Kifus said...

What a lovely post! The Renaissance Garden is truly awesome, such a lot of things and details to see. Thanks for the tour!

Kifus said...

Hi Ange, me again. About my blog not showing up on your sidebar, could it be that you just have to add it? I mean, go to settings, to the blog list gadget and add it? I'm not even sure if this was the problem! Just let me know. Thanks!!

paula said...

wow, this place looks absolutely gorgeous. love the neatness of it all.

Alison Gibbs said...

What a sensational garden, thanks for taking us along
Alison

Sarah said...

Hey Ange,
Fabulous photos! I had an amazing time. Thanks for taking us!
Sarah

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Ange, What great pics, and what an amazing place. Glad you had such a great trip, cheers Katherine

brismod said...

Welcome back Ange. It's lovely to see photos from you trip - especially such beautiful gardens.

MelsRosePlace said...

wow that is fabulous. thanks for sharing! Glad you are back and next week looking good for a coffee when you are free! Mel xxx

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Hi Ange!! Absolutely Beautiful!! Thanks for taking us on your trip with you! Such Lovely scenery!

& You Look Fabulous Ange!!


Big Hugs ~ Teresa

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi Ange...welcome back home..

Gorgeous photos...what a lovely area...
I wish I had a back yard which looked maybe 1/8th as good as that...!!

thanks for the photos..

xx andrea

Brabourne Farm said...

My idea of a perfect day - wandering through beautiful gardens like this. Looks like you had a fabulous holiday - it's lovely to have you back! Leigh

Sandra said...

Hi Ange,
Fabulous photos, love to visit there.
You have no idea how much I am wishing I had your talent with the task of uphostering those chairs on my blog, thanks for visiting.