Thursday, 26 May 2011

Hamilton gardens

On our North Island trip we didn't spend a lot of time in Hamilton but what we saw was gorgeous : The Hamilton gardens



The light and the dark creates the complete cycle


 Italian Renaissance Garden


A roman pot tucked in a corner


 Another shot of the Italien renaissance garden. Yeh my favourite Italien
Indian Char Bagh Garden is inspired by the Tai Mahal garden and the palace by the Lal Mahal.


American modernist garden - ah there is a gap in my chair


A look through the bamboo of the Chinese Scholars Garden


  A Maori food storage house in Te Parapara Garden


A bumble bee enjoys the sun sunny flower


Take a seat mate. Complete with cellphone, radio, cup and plate.


The Chinoiserie Pavilion in the Perfume Garden

18 comments:

  1. This is a fascinating potpourri of gardens, Marja, that seem to span the globe for creative inclusions. I love the circle formed by reflections and shadows. And the sunflower reminds me of a Van Gogh painting. . What delightful sights you managed to capture in a short visit!

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  2. We have stopped there a few times, but never have time to really look. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Beautiful place. I'd enjoy spending time there.

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  4. Very beautiful, like the Italian Renaissance Garden most of all.

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  5. Ooooooooooo LOVE this! We have a similar place here called the Cultural Gardens in Cleveland. But I don't think our structures are as ornate in our gardens. BEAUTIFUL!

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  6. A wonderful tour and very diversified! I can believe that you could spend hours walking here.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Great place, great images! I think my favourite would have to be the Italian, closely followed by the Maori.

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  8. A beautiful place! Love the variety of fantasy gardens!

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  9. Marja what absolutely gorgeous gardens....a photographers delight.
    I love reflections and that first photo is spectacular.
    Peg xxxxxx

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  10. Lovely sunflower - and that is my kind of seat. I think I will have to make one for my garden, with built-in space to rest a teapot, milk and mug! Perfection! I would only come in when it rained – or perhaps build in to it a pull-out rain cover!? ;o)

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  11. Oh, Hamilton Gardens is wonderful!
    Gorgeous pictures!

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  12. Nice photos - you make me want to visit.

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  13. Wow, I've never been there. Looks well worth a visit.

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  14. Wonderful photos,Marja!Such a beautiful place where you was!

    Groetjes,Steffi

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  15. Oh wow, Marja. What an outstanding garden. Loved the bench and what a surprise to see Marilyn Monroe brilliantly smiling in the American garden.

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  16. Lovely. Especially like the bridge's full circle. I'm missing the Dutch garden in this international garden collection ;-)

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