Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Organised chaos

We went away for the last few days of the school holidays and I thought I'd just show you one of the beautiful sights we saw on our way south.  These photos were taken in the Indian Char Bagh Garden in the Hamilton Gardens.  The wild flowers are such a colourful contrast to the formal pavilion at the far end, and I love too how the garden is symmetrically landscaped around a central fountain, yet the planting seems completely random.  

These gardens keep getting better, and if you've never been it's well worth a trip. There are quite a few themed gardens now, like the Italian Renaissance, Japanese, English, American Modernist, and my favourite, the Chinese Scholars garden.  Craig and I used to live opposite the gardens about 10 years ago and it's been so nice to return to what used to feel like our back yard.


Anonymous said...

Lovely! We have a wedding there Waitangi Weekend. Can't wait. Jaz

Ruby in the Dust said...

wow Jaz, it's an awesome wedding venue! would love to see the photos :)