If you love looking at gardens and flowers, where do you stop and start? ….. there is so much to see !! Every photograph of flowers in the three gardens we saw, may not be named but their beauty must be seen. I was a landscape designer and contractor for twenty years till my very severe brain injury in December 1995. See the post: A life changing situation There are plants I have never seen.
Entry into the Property
The garden was an acreage site so the driveway ran down through a long avenue of trees, small trees and shrubs. Initially the driveway crossed over a shallow drainage ditch which slowly drained down to a small dam way below the house. The driveway ran between two big upright cast iron urns set on a concrete base. The driveway then ran between big upright trees planted many years ago then finally turned right to eventually go up to the house on the topside slope.
The driveway ran between two big upright cast iron urns set on a concrete base.
The driveway ran between big upright trees planted many years ago.
The house on the topside slope.
Looking down over much open space from the driveway which turns right and goes up to the house.
The small dam at the bottom of the slope that the house looks down to.
An azalea bush in flower along the driveway up near the house.
Broad leaved magnolia tree as a small tree. See the website:
…. This is a whimsical metal peacock as an ornament in the garden ….
The large tree with its wide spreading green canopy and the dense broad leaved magnolia tree as a small tree behind the big tree, creates an informal garden room off from the patio of the house.
The mosiaced garden of big stepping stones edged by grey upturned ground covers, is a soft contrast to the soft green sweep of the grassed lawn.
A large indoor plant out on the back patio of the house …. away from the sun.
The garden culminates in soft sounds of falling water in a small waterfall. The waterfall falls down over large basalt bush boulders. Basalt is an igneous volcanic rock and is what Mt. Tamborine is composed of. This is why the gardens up here are so prolific ….. the resulting red soil is very rich in minerals. Mt. Tamborine also gets more rainfall compared the nearby coastal regions.
The waterfall falls into a long rock pool that has a surround of old bush logs.
There was a wonderful grove of trees which becomes really apparent up on the house patio. The grove sets up a peaceful sense of surrounds which is very desirable in our busy culture.