21 March 2018 Wednesday
A beautiful sunny morning at Hamilton. A short drive and we were at Kirk Cafe.
Very tasty stuff amid cool morning sun. Yummy and Wonderful breakfast
A little note I captured in the cafe…. unfortunately we were no near beach !
After the sumptuous breakfast, we headed to Ye Olde Berry Farm. At the farm Visitor Center….
Strawberry farm exploration.
Zoom in on the birth of Strawberries….
picked Strawberries…so juicy !
Our next destination, Hamilton Garden (TripAdvisor Number 1 attraction @ Hamilton)
Sunny green as we started our exploration….
We decided to start with Enclosed Gardens
Our first stop –
Not as appealing…
Superb …. quiet stream mirroring clear blue sky.
Oh yes…. Te Parapara Garden
World of Maori Heritage
Guess this is not Maori ! More like Alice in Wonderland !
Unique leafy vegetation….
My picture in Te Parapara Garden…
From Maori Heritage Garden, … we entered the era of Leonardo Da Vinci.
From an elevated corner in the garden…
Our pictures in the garden…
An elevated shelter with creeps behind the wall….
Colorful and lovely creeper plants.
Architecture from the Era of Shakespeare…
Tudor Garden Exit
This is neither Italian nor English….
Plants in the backyard
and guarded by….
The results of sustaining effort
Not distinctly different is the Kitchen Garden…
And what are in there ….
And a little Herbs to go along…
This is the last Garden we explored…
The main attraction in the garden – a mirror pool. By design, it is an infinity pool and probably painted black on the inner wall to prevent reflection…
Our reflection in the mirror pool…
The last exhibit in the picturesque garden…
It was late afternoon. We decided to stop our Hamilton Garden exploration and do a little shopping before nightfall. Arriving at Te Awe.
A massive mall with some touch of modern architecture.
Relaxing and not crowded
We shopped till 1800 hrs, when it start to drizzle a little. Back to Villa with fruits and salads and ….
juicy sirloins and desert wines.
Cheers to a relaxing day
End of day 12 :
A relaxing day – leisurely we explored berry farm and Hamilton Garden.
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