Such a beautiful day, far too nice to be spent indoors!! After a quick trip to a "Shopping Mall" I know we were Mall Whores today, we came back to mine for lunch, armed ourselves with our cameras and set of to the gorgeous Hamilton Gardens. Oh and in FROCKS!!!
This was taken using the self timer setting, a stick to prop the camera up and thankfully I managed to do the dash to the tree without doing any acrobatic moves. Mrs W has just purchased Roses for her pending garden at hers, this is why we did the Rose garden first. So many people armed with their cameras there today. We therefore did not look out of place!! Bus loads of Asians and other non English speaking peeps were every where!!
Our Gardens back on to the Waikato River and they are so beautiful. We are so lucky to have such a gorgeous place to wander about at our leisure and all for free. Well I guess us rate payers have already paid. I am pretty sure these gardens rate quite highly with tourists too. We started in the Rose gardens as all are out in full bloom and scent, just bliss. From there we wandered off to the English Gardens. Seriously I took like 157 photos and I could not bore the pants off you with them all so they have been pruned. After that it was the India Garden, the Italian Garden, the Maori Garden, the Edible Garden, the Herb Garden, and I think that was it. All I know is we walked our butts off!!! There are so many Grand things and small things to feast your eyes on. I love this place.
I love the structures that have been built and the massive amount of attention to detail and planning that goes on. We chatted to one of the gardeners who was staking and tying up plants. Our City Council staff do most of the work but there are also alot of volunteers, called friends of the gardens. I suggested to Sue that we joined, she laughed as she doesn't like weeding her place she informed me!! Maybe I will. Not weed her garden, join the volunteers!!
Mother Nature seems to have used every available colour in the Garden!!!
So many photos to choose from but I think you will get a good idea from here and if you visit Sue's blog. But I will leave you with shots of my good self!!
Have a fabulous weekend, I have my good friend Leonie calling in en route from Wellington to Auckland tomorrow. Could be blog worthy!!!
♥♥ Bye for now ♥♥