Which Way: Garden Ways

Photos of ways through the Gore Public Gardens and Maple Glen Gardens, all taken in September (early spring in New Zealand). Both gardens make use of mown paths and lawn areas where you can wander at will although we’ll see one example where access is enabled via a bridge but the sentry makes it clear visitors are not welcome.

Posted for:Β  Which Way Challenge: November 01, 2018

Gore Public Gardens

gore_gardens_01Taken by Nigel 23 Sept 2018

gore_gardens_02Taken by Liz 24 Sept 2018. Path leading to Gore town centre

gore_gardens_03Taken by Liz 24 Sept 2018. Provision of picnic tables and litter bins indicate that visitors are welcome to wander around the lawn at will. The fallen petals in the distance are the same ones carpeting the lawn in the first photo of this post.

Maple Glen Gardens, Glenham, Southland

maple_glen_15Sept_01Taken by Nigel 15 Sept 2018. An extensive system of mown paths at Maple Glen allow you to wander for hours in their beautiful gardens.

maple_glen_15Sept_02Taken by Nigel 15 Sept 2018. The sentry on the bridge makes it clear visitors are not welcome on the little island where his lady love is building a nest. In this photo she’s taking a break from her construction activities.

Text by Liz, Photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2018)

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    1. Two things that are particularly important to me are generally valued highly here. Parks and gardens; and libraries. And while developers are hellbent on wrecking Queenstown, even in a resort like that you can still get away and find lovely places to enjoy (although the number of these places is diminishing as development endlessly accelerates). Why can’t they ever say, right, this is enough!

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  1. Lovely gardens – seeing them cheers up a grey autumn day here. Hubby and I nearly got stuck the wrong side of a swan here (there are lots on the nearby river) and it was quite tricky to find a route round him!

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    1. But white swans in your case, right? Its funny how we have black swans everywhere here. When we visited the uk it seemed surreal seeing white swans everywhere, to me it seemed like being in a fairy-tale!

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      1. Yes, our swans are white. Black is extremely rare here. There was one (yep, ONE!) on a canal near where we lived in Scotland and it became rather famous…wonder where it came from? I think you’d like the swans on the river here – very fairy tale. πŸ™‚ And we have lots of ducks – they make me laugh!

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    1. That swan IS a real life troll, an absolute terror! Any time we got remotely near them the lady swan would make the most astounding echo-ey drainpipe noise you can imagine. We couldn’t decide if she was threatening us or threatening him with dire punishment if he didn’t deal to us!

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  2. Love these! Looks like a beautiful place. You Southern Hemisphere folks are making me jealous. It’s gray, rainy, and chilly here. Meh. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

    Thanks for joining in this week. 😊

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    1. We’ve had a lot of rain recently. The last two days have started sunny, and we’ve had somewhere to go for the day in the car, then as we’ve driven home in early evening we’ve been met by hard gale-driven rain and cold temperatures, two days in a row! Weird weather!

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    1. You’re very welcome Wendy! The Gore Gardens are an amazing asset to the town and we walk down to town and enjoy them often, not to mention Bannerman Park which is very close to where we live πŸ™‚

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