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. Oamaru, East Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken by Liz, Thursday 05 Sept 2019.
I took this photo after descending a series of stone steps.
My first view of the secret garden…
Fountain and colourful polyanthus.
Stone bridge over the stream.
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!
On the opposite side is a moon gate.
Moon gate and rhododendron
Looking through the moon gate I found hellebores in flower.
Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)