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A garden enthusiast who loves to travel and capture the beauty of places and freeze the memories of her travels in photographs, as well as document her experiences in verse...thankful for the simple pleasures in life.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hamilton Garden. New Zealand

The first time I was in Hamilton in 2010, I only learned that there was a Hamilton Garden when I was leaving, and they said that parts of the garden were closed or something to that effect. Now that I was passing Hamilton, and I had heard of how fascinating the garden was, I made a point to stop and visit. Glad that I did, as this was indeed an educational tour as well as a feast for the eyes.

The Italian Renaissance Garden was impressive! In the 15th and 16th century, the art of garden design and horticulture flowered, and the rich and powerful families of the city states of Italy built magnificent gardens as a symbol of prestige.

The Chinese Scholar's Garden exudes an atmosphere of calm and relaxation. This Tang Dynasty garden is a mini cosmos, having within it, rivers, cliffs, mountains, chasms...

The English Flower Garden

The Japanese zen, of course!

The Te Parapara Garden

The Herb Garden

The Kitchen Garden