Spring Magnolia Garden

The magnolia trees in Queens Park are wonderfully messy, exuberant trees in spring. The writhing branches are covered in bountiful blossom and soon large petals are scattered over the lawn. It's heavenly to wander among them, like being in fairyland. Some blossoms are scented.. this place is more like paradise! Magnolia Blossom in Queens Park... Continue Reading →

Alstroemeria flowers brightly blooming even though the stem has collapsed to the lawn. Photo taken by Nigel this morning in our garden. Gore New Zealand

Birches and Band Rotunda

As you walk along the big main path that cuts through Queens Park in Invercargill you come across the band rotunda, a focal point of the Gardens. More recently, birches have been planted here and are notable for their extremely white trunks. Queens Park, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Liz 01 Dec 2018 Text and photos... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Shadow of its former self. Part of an old bridge that once crossed the Mataura River. It sits alongside the newer bridge, at the town centre end. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Liz, 22 Oct 2018 (morning)

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