We went back to the Hunter Valley to visit the Gardens on Sunday. It’s been rainy but we were lucky and it was a beautiful day. Most of the flowers were dormant but that really didn’t matter to me. I enjoyed the fall display.
The hedges are skillfully trimmed. I especially liked the cutouts that allow you to see through to another part of the garden.
There is a formal garden, very nice.
There is a lovely children’s area with a Mother Goose/story book theme. My favorite thing was the big red chair:
There are rides, but it’s off-season here so they weren’t working. That also meant fewer people in the garden with us so, actually, it was not a bad thing.
This is the safest, least-scary Ferris wheel I have ever seen. It made me wonder if it’s as much fun as those where, even though you are strapped in, it feels like you could fall out.
The Japanese Garden was serene, as you would expect.
My last photo of the day. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen cut roses floating in water. I hope I don’t forget this…
Love the orange on that first tree. Hard to believe they’re going into fall when we’re going into summer!
I know. I have enough trouble keeping track of what day it is… I suspect I’m going to have to think about what time of year it is for a while too.
Color is amazing.
Beautiful. The Second picture with blue going through it is amazing. The colors are beautiful together. Enjoy.
Last photo, Roses or peonies?
Catherine says probably a mix of flowers and that sounds right – roses and maybe camellia. Catherine says it’s the wrong time for peonies.
Love those gardens. The storybook area us magical for little ones. Particularly love the Alice Tea Party.