This week we went on a two-day garden bus tour. One of the ladies in our village used to be a travel agent and does a wonderful job of organising trips.
We visited four gardens the first day, two falls and a garden the second day.
The first garden. My favourite. Relaxed in style and just inviting a wander, with different views around each corner. A wonderful mix of formal and informal, lots of vignettes, and incorporated the wider environment so beautifully.
The garden is out the back of Taumarunui in the wilds of the king country. We had a severe unseasonal spring frost last week which had burnt some tender foliage and unfortunately killed some magnolias. While the garden was amazing in spring I think it will be absolutely wonderful in summer. The two guys who live here have done a wonderful job; they run it as a B&B.