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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 Garden...so zen, of course!












The Te Parapara Garden














The Herb Garden






  
The Kitchen Garden











9 comments:

  1. Piękny ogród i ciekawe eksponaty. Ja pewno bym tam cały dzień spacerowała i podziwiała. Pozdrawiam.
    Beautiful garden and interesting exhibits. I'm sure I walked the whole day there and admired. Yours.

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  2. thank you for the tour..everything grows bigger in NZ iwould love to see these garedns in person

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  3. Looks like an awesome place. Is there not also an Indian/Mughal garden there?

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    1. Hi College Gardener, yes, there is an Indian Garden there too, but the gardeners were doing maintenance work there, so I couldn't enter. I have also not added the Rose Garden as it is a separate part of Hamilton Gardens. Will do so soon :)
      Rosie

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  4. Great pictures. The Japanese garden is exquisite.

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  5. Wow......what an awesome place with so much to take in! Amazing growth on the tree in the Zen garden. And it looks like it'll be a good harvest in the kitchen garden. Great photos, ma'am. And it's good to 'read' you again.

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  6. Stunning! Thanks for sharing the photos. How much effort would have gone into building and maintaining such a garden!

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  7. Such a fantastic garden....really amazing
    Greetings from Poland
    http://kolorywogrodzie.blog.onet.pl

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