Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I ♥ Auckland - Wintergardens


The Auckland Wintergardens complex is situated in the Auckland Domain. Part of the complex is the formal courtyard  and below is the  fernery, which has been built in what was an old quarry.
 A few weeks ago, I visited the gardens, the weather was cold and Wintry. After days of rain, the Fernery was damp, wet, and very muddy. 
There were  the last of the golden Autumnal leaves everywhere at the courtyard site, which is above the Fernery. 
I never tire of how different things look, even in the Winter.



Looking through the archway, on the other side is the entrance to the Fernery
The top of the Fernery, around the corner on the right is the path to go down to the quarry
Nikau ( knee-cow) Palm is the only Palm native to New Zealand

Ferns waiting to unfurl ..

The path leading around to the entrance of the Fernery..

The archway that takes you through to the ponds..

3 comments:

The Summer Kitchen Girls

Gorgeous Angela...we can see why you'd never tire - love the picture of the brick wall with the moss (?) growing out of it...but all of them are fantastic for those of us that enjoy gardens and architectural details!
thanks for your compliment on mom's porch :)
enjoy your week!

Kay L. Davies

A beautiful place, Angela. The Nikau palm is gorgeous, and I love the fern.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Pieces of Sunshine

I like this last photo, I makes you want to walk that way. It must have been lovely to spend time there.

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