Chinese Scholar’s Garden

This garden is one of the Paradise Garden Collection at Hamilton Gardens in New Zealand and follows on from my previous post. Chinese Scholar’s Garden (Yichang-Yuan) The tradition of the Chinese scholars building dates back to the Tang Dynasty in the 7th century. For them, gardens were havens for relaxation, meditation and the cultivation ofContinue reading “Chinese Scholar’s Garden”

Garden Portrait: Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton is New Zealand’s fourth largest city and is located about 2 hours drive south of Auckland in the centre of the Waikato region. The Gardens are quite famous and deservedly so as they are unique. It won the International Garden of the Year award in 2014. The garden is alongside the Wakaito River whichContinue reading “Garden Portrait: Hamilton Gardens”

Hamilton Gardens: Rose Garden

It was raining as I entered Rogers Rose Garden in Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand. Not great for taking photographs as I was constantly wiping the lens, but the scent was perfect. This must be one of the largest rose gardens I have visited. It may seem a bit odd for an English person to seekContinue reading “Hamilton Gardens: Rose Garden”