garden photography: winter garden

In January I’m looking for a Winter Garden

(This month I want to see photos and stories about winter gardens. You can interpret this any way you want; a garden in winter, winter flowers, or plants in a glasshouse)


The Auckland Domain Winter Garden complex in Auckland, New Zealand, is a national treasure. It was designed in the early 1900s in the style of the famous English partnership of Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll and opened in 1913. Rare and spectacular plants in an ever-changing display can be seen in each of the two barrel-vaulted Victorian style glass houses which face out on to an extensive courtyard and sunken pool. One glasshouse contains temperate plants and is not heated and the other contains tropical plants and heated to 28°C. It is free to enter and a lovely place to visit on a chilly winter’s day.

If you would like to join in with Garden Photography then please take a look at my Garden Photography Page. No complicated rules 🙂

  • Create your own post and title it JanuaryWinter Gardens
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Add the tag “GardenChallenge” so everyone can find the posts easily in the WP Reader
  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in February.
  • Please visit the sites in the comments to see what others are posting.

70 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    Sigh! And there I was thinking I was original! Have you seen Gilly’s haiku today? 🙂 🙂
    I’m off to Newcastle in the pouring rain. Friend’s birthday so I shall just have to find me wellies.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Should have gone with the cyclamen 😀

      1. restlessjo says:

        Poking my tongue out at you 🙂

  2. mukhamani says:

    For today’s assignment I was inspired by reading your post:) Thanks.

  3. girlinbetweensite says:

    Here’s my post for your Winter Gardens Photo challenge…

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you for joining in with your lovely snowy winter garden 🙂

  4. restlessjo says:

    Not that anyone could accuse me of meddling, Jude, but do you know Debra from Breathlighter? She’s doing an interesting series on El Nino and her California garden. I thought it might tie in? I have suggested it to her.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I don’t know her, but I will definitely pop over and take a look.

  5. Sherri says:

    Beautiful. Sorry I didn’t make January’s challenge Jude…I am on the back hoof as you know, but I am getting my book written! Will join in as I can, I really enjoy it and also the Weekly Photo Challenges. HIt and miss for me for a while I think 😉 xx

    1. Heyjude says:

      Focus on what matters Sherri. I’ll still be here – or there – or somewhere!

      1. Sherri says:

        Thanks Jude…and that’s so nice to know 🙂 xx

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