Sunday, October 21, 2007

Huntly Open Gardens

Yesterday we visited these country gardens. It was quite a warm day but shade offered by the lovely trees would make these gardens a delightful place to relax on the hottest of days.
Several sections of these gardens were destroyed in the 2003 bushfires and it is a credit to all concerned for their impressive restoration.

The strength of Wisteria.

Tulip and birch trees.

Fenced vegetable garden to keep out the rabbits and peacocks.


Barbara said...

Just wonderful! All these beautiful, old trees!! Thank you for sharing this lovely garden tour!And you seem to have summer weather according to the clothes. I envy you! We have had our first frost last night and now I am going to see what happened to the potflowers which are still in the garden....
Have a nice week-end!

Meow (aka Connie) said...

What gorgeous gardens ... thank you for sharing all the photos.
Have a great week.
Take care, Meow

blueblue said...

Fantastic pics...the vegie garden is rather interesting : )

Kerri said...

It certainly is a beautiful place with such wonderful trees. It's hard to fathom that the gardens can look so green and and healthy without much rainfall.
I love the way they've grown the vegies with the path winding through the middle.
Looks like a very pleasant and relaxing way to spend a day Alice. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi !!! Beautiful great photography and eve more great garden, (could be Italy) very nice to see this..

:) Missing you & your blog,
I am back from my short trip to
South of Italy, thanks for 'not
forgetting me' I posted an
overview of pictures from my
holiday , soon more... Have a
great sunday!!!

Greetings JoAnn:)

genny said...

wow thats great! You have a remarkable shots. wonderful oh my wow...

verobirdie said...

Beautiful garden to visit! Difficult to believe there were wild fires a couple of years ago.
Thanks for the walk.

No Rain said...

Lovely gardens. I really like the tree with the yellow leaves. It that it's natural color, or is it changing for a new season?

Alice said...

No rain - the 'yellow' tree in the third photo is a variegated Liriordendron (Tulip tree). The leaf markings are much more distinct close up, but from a distance they appear to merge into one colour. It will remain that colour until the autumn and then change to reds/golds.

The 'yellow' trees on the left of the fifth photo are Gleditsias. That colour will deepen to green through the summer before falling in the autumn.

Curtis said...

How Pretty, I really like the pots lined up against the house.

guild_rez said...

Wonderful trees, gardens and pictures.
Thank you for posting them. Love to see gardens and parks in other parts of the world.

Noella said...

Now, Alice, having just spent a good part of my evening wandering around your beautiful gardens (and photography!), I think I just might have found myself a new addiction!

Dare I look at your other two blogs? Not until I've gone through all your archives!

Seriously, A Growing Delight is an amazingly beautiful blog - a retreat to soothe the tired mind - and it tells me a lot about your joyful personality.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alice... just letting you know that I am still here in blogland.. hopefully I will hang around for longer this time. Adore your photos as usual. You are so very clever with a camera. xox Nicole

Kali said...

How lucky for you to be able to spend time visiting such gorgeous gardens. I'd love to see these, your pictures are superb as always.

Miss K said...

beautiful pictures Thanks!!!