during the week i went along to the Ellerslie Flower Show that is an annual event here in Christchurch. I’d been once many moons ago, but cant remember much about it.
it was a lovely sunny day and i got a touch of sunburn to round out the summer (today is the first day of autumn in NZ).
i took heaps of photos and have picked out some of my favourites. i’m breaking it up into 2 posts as i took loads of photos of the bonsai display as i have a bit of a liking for this form of growing. i’ll post that in a few days.
for now a feast of sunny show gardens and a few other bits and bobs….
i liked these pod like spaces and they had yellow beans growing up then as well.
always like water!.
i really liked this pergola and seating arrangement. i could see a grape vine growing over this nicely!.
i liked the pathway leading up to the home space.
the next 3 photos are of the same garden, and i really liked the changes in level and different ‘rooms’, as well as the little birdies dotted about the place.
there was a competition running for scenes made out of cans, these next 2 appealed to me.
in the floral tent these next 2 displays tickled my fancy….can you guess what they are?!.
the next 3 photos are of the overall supreme winner of the show. it wasnt easy to photograph and its not a style i would have myself, but i found it very striking.
this garden only had pink flowers and was very effective, and cottagey.
dotted about the show were sculptures you could buy. i liked the lake behind these 3 balls.
and as for this orang utan, while he didnt appeal to me much, i was gobsmacked at the price – $5500!.
i have a thing for trees and these limbs are interesting!.
more sculpture that you could buy.
these last 3 photos are of a garden that was designed as a refuge for Christchurch following the earthquake. it features 185 leaves in the form of a waterfall. i thought it was lovely.
well, i hope you enjoyed your trip around the show. by no means Chelsea or Hampton Court Palace Flower show, but pretty good for our little corner of the world.