Before we drove across the South Island we visited two gardens: Woodend Garden and the Hammond Garden.
I asked a man who had a name badge on if he was the gardener who pruned all these hedges and he said that he was the owner but he did prune the hedges:
Arbors and arches:
Roses and Rhododendrons:
Lawns and flowers:
This is a very formal garden with many statues and water features:
We drove 5 hours across the island to the west coast and here are some views of the scenery along the way:
Black Swan event
Southern Beech Forest (Nothofagus) There are 43 different species of Nothofagus native to New Zealand, South America and Indonesia.
Flax (Phormium tenax) growing along the Tasman Sea
West coast of New Zealand South Island – Tasman Sea
View from my hotel room at Punakaiki.
Tomorrow – Travel to Christchurch