Thursday, 14 November 2013

Garden tour

The girls and I went for a little drive the other day with my Dad and brother, through some local districts that had lots of significance to my family.  We drove through the farming area where my Mum's grandparents farmed and then on to this beautiful garden called Maple Glen.  The farm that this garden is situated was once owned by my grandparents and Dad spent his earliest years there until 1954.  He assures me it didn't look like this then, it was a small farm, not the magnificent garden it is now....... if you click on any of these pics they should enlarge for you. 











This is a stunning garden, beautiful in all seasons, and there is a wonderful nursery with plants for sale too. It is an absolute credit to almost 50 years dedication by the family who own it.  I hope you enjoyed this little garden tour today........see you later..... Nicky x

29 comments:

Sweet Sue said...

Sounds like a beautiful relaxing day. Plz keep posting your Spring/Summer and farm/animal pics, flowers are lovely. We have a dusting of snow here in NY, the next few months for us will be frigid, brrrrrrr...

xo

Susan said...

What a magnificent garden, so inspiring.

Christine M said...

Thanks for the tour Nicky. Imagine all the hard work that goes on there.

Leeanne said...

Wow! I bet it looks amazing in Autumn too!

Nancy J said...

Beautiful, I have seen it in the NZ Gardener some years ago, many hours, years and spades full of hard work. Is it getting warmer down there, we have had a cold southerly wind for 2 days now, almost back to winter woollies!! Greetings from Jean

Ali Honey said...

Just wonderful! I was familiar with the name Maple Glen.....I think it features in some of my NZ Garden books.
Love the rhodo.

Rowyn said...

Beautiful!

Helen said...

Thanks Nicky the tour is absolutely beautiful !!!!

Heather said...

So beautiful, what a treat for you all. I'm wish I could go for a stroll in these lovely gardens!

Noela said...

Gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing.
Hugs......

Vickie said...

Oh my! What a beautiful, beautiful garden.

Grethe said...

Very peaceful and enjoyable tour with you,thank you:-) Love your two quilts from last post. The Sugar Dish for a little girl will be perfect!

Grit said...

Wonderful pictures from garden.
Absolutely fantastic.

Fiona said...

what a lovely place to walk around and reminisce..... gorgeous...
Hugz

Michelle said...

Gorgeous photo's Nicky! The garden is amazing! (I wonder how many people it takes to weed it?) Enjoy your weekend, Michelle.

Tatkis said...

What a beautiful garden! Wonderful place!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Andrea said...

Wow a stunning place.

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful garden.............

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful garden.............

Carol said...

Oh, my what a magical place--lovely pictures, Nicky!

Charlie and Wendy said...

The garden looks amazing, it would be an inspiring place to visit!

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Wow .. how inspiring! what a wonderful garden!
beautiful picks too!

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous garden! It looks a very sunny day. We've had a relatively cool spring here in South Australia. The beginning of the week was warm but today we are back to 15*. Harvest has got off to a very stop-start beginning!

Anita said...

Thanks for sharing those lovely garden pics, the scenery is absolutely gorgeous.
Cheers, Anita.

Maria said...

Hi Nicky - lovely to see these photos of Maple Glen. My sister took me there several years ago - it is beautiful. What a lovely memory for you and your family.

Maria said...

Hi Nicky - lovely to see these photos of Maple Glen. My sister took me there several years ago - it is beautiful. What a lovely memory for you and your family.

Maria said...

Hi Nicky - lovely to see these photos of Maple Glen. My sister took me there several years ago - it is beautiful. What a lovely memory for you and your family.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What a lovely day you had Nicky - how interesting that Maple Glen is on land that belonged to your family.
This garden is a national treasure - thank you for taking us there too!
That Rhododendron is a beauty.
I clicked on all the photos - beautiful.
I found a link on Google where there are more fantastic photos through the seasons.
Shane

Maria said...

Beautiful photos of a magnificent garden, Nicky! How wonderful to be able to go back to such a special place that has so much meaning and history of your family :-)

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