Secret Garden

This lovely fountain garden is within the Oamaru Public Gardens. It’s not particularly secret, just a little bit tucked away and I nearly missed it.Β  Oamaru, East Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken by Liz, Thursday 05 Sept 2019.


I took this photo after descending a series of stone steps.

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My first view of the secret garden…

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Fountain and colourful polyanthus.

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Stone bridge over the stream.

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Carex secta is a sedge endemic to New Zealand, commonly seen in moist or swampy places. Unusual to see it used as a feature plant but these two behind the stone seat are really striking. Sit here if you dare!

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On the opposite side is a moon gate.

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Moon gate and rhododendron

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Looking through the moon gate I found hellebores in flower.

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Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)

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    1. Oamaru is such a lovely town we’d have liked to live there. It’s about a three-and-half hour drive for us – within reach but a treat – we usually stay overnight to give Nigel time for business-related things and also allows us free time to explore the town.

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    1. This fairytale garden is in its own little world and I felt very peaceful there. The moon gate and the stone bridge imparted a special feeling like being on an enchanted island!

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  1. Such a pretty garden! Feels a bit odd to see it when we’re about to go into autumn soon, hehe! (But I will enjoy seeing your summer when we’re in the depths of winter here. πŸ™‚ )

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