Monday, July 27, 2009

Gardens

As I have mentioned before, many times, we have the wonderful pleasure of having the Hamilton Gardens not too far away. Close enough to be able to get in the car when ever we want and take a stroll through a different part of them each time.
There are loads of places to walk and wander. We all have our favorite parts.

Yesterday, we took a quick walk there because the boys really needed to get away from the house for a while.

The sun was shinning and the gardens as ever were beautiful.
The boys had got themselves dress that morning, and they couldn't have been dressed differently if they tried! Ben was well prepared with long trousers and a jumper, it is winter here after all. Alex on the other hand decided that if the sun was shinning then it must be summer! Shorts and no jumper. Me, well I was in jeans and a sweatshirt, warm in the sun but very cold in the shade. Alex just happily ran around and obviously never felt the cold!


We took a different path then usual. The boys got very excited deciding which way to go.


Unfortunately as we came to this bridge, Steve managed to mention whether there was a troll underneath it! That then meant that he had to go before Ben, who was a little hesitant!


So I snapped a few pictures for you to see. Nearly a year ago we got married in the Greenhouse here. I still love visiting it to see what flowers are blooming. The colours are always so amazing.






Does anyone actually know what this flower is? I think it is lovely, reminds me of a cabbage!


Hope you had as fun a weekend as we did.

Have a great week.


3 comments:

Owlhaven said...

What a lovely place!!!

Mary

bettyl said...

I love Hamilton Gardens, when we can get there. As it happens, I just posted some flowers from Pukekura Park in New Plymouth!

Laurie from Rotorua said...

The flower you like or should I say plant is an
Ornimental Cabbage,
I am not sure if you can eat them but wouldn't suggest you try feeding it to anyone. Mum x