Garden & Artfest: Day 3

A gallery of photos from today, in no particular order.

Leigh Nicholas is showing an exhibition of her stunning flower photos in her garden at Papamoa (No 55). Photo: Sandra Simpson

Clare Trott (Garden 61) has ‘boxed clever’ by using Japanese box for her hedging – no problems with blight, whereas her two English box balls need constant spraying. Photo: Sandra Simpson

The view across the harbour from Pete’s Retreat at Mataphi (No 52). The peacock isn’t real. Photo: Sandra Simpson

Garden 59 in suburban Te Puke is surprisingly large, well tended and full of sophisticated detail, such as this deck dresser. Photo: Sandra Simpson

Liz Clark is welcoming visitors into her Ohauiti pottery studio (stop No 44). Photo: Sandra Simpson

Found Claudia Gorringe (Standards of Excellence) in Japanese-inspired Garden 46, high in the Ohauiti hills, chatting to the owner (far right). Claudia’s topiary is on display – and available to buy – at The Hub. Photo: Sandra Simpson

Thankfully, after such a long trip into the Ohauiti hills, there’s a another garden open right next door (No 47). The giant gerbera makes a nice focal point at the end of this rustic pergola. Photo: Sandra Simpson



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