Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Fences - More Monet Inspired Gardens in New Zealand

In the previous Watery Wednesday post I shared some photos of Hortensia House and garden on New Zealand's South Island. The gardener is an artist as well and is inspired by the French Impressionist painter, Claude Monet. The Wednesday post featured mostly water shots from the back lawn.

For Friday Fences, let's have a look at the front of the house. At the front entrance you walk down a graveled path to find this front fence and trellis covered with lush vines. The beautiful wood trimmed ironwork gate is fortunately open so that you can see the gardens surrounding the house:
Looking to the left through the gate you can see several seating areas where you have a good view of perennial beds full of color from hydrangeas, roses, flowering vines, and fruit trees:

To the right there are more trellises and plant beds that grow all the way to the front entrance of Hortensia House. Notice that the roof color complements the periwinkle blue of the gate and window trim:

This last photo is of the back of the house so you can see how everything is planned with an artist's eye--the house and trim color, the graceful roof line and that porch lined with flowering beds and wisteria:

For more fence photos, be sure to go to Janis' Place to link with other Friday Fence photographers.

19 comments:

Lesley said...

Your photos in you last post are stunning.
You are right about so much attention to detail - even the gate complements the windows of the house!

Beth said...

that is a gorgeous fence. i bet so lovely with all the flowers a bloom. (:

Judy said...

I like that gate, and the Monet bridge, and the mountains and yellow gardens, although I would have liked a better view of the almost dinosaur purple things. Yes, it has been a while since I was here, and had to read back all the way to Italy...

Sayre said...

I love these pictures! I wish I was a more adept gardener. I'm friends with a Master Gardener who's offered to come look at my yard about one specific project I'm thinking of doing this year. I need all the help I can get!

TexWisGirl said...

what a gorgeous place! i noticed that interesting color on the gate. :)

Rose said...

I would LOVE living there! Such beauty.

Carletta said...

Everything looks so lush and beautiful!
I read your previous post as well and as soon as I scrolled down and saw the bridge I knew the painting it represented - beautiful.

Margaret said...

Just splendid gardens. Heaven, I think :) I adore the sheep pasture below and the water photos are amazing. New Zealand is gorgeous!

Carole M. said...

a beautiful house and gardens, and I especially love the garden gate and arbor; always a delightful addition at that point of entry from the roadside.

Bridget Larsen said...

wow your fence is really nice, very homely and the house that goes with it is my dream home
Bridget #36

gtyyup said...

They all look like enchanted gardens!

Jan n Jer said...

Beautiful scenes....the first shot looking through the fence is so welcoming! Great pics Faye!

Liz said...

Gorgeous shots, Faye! I really enjoyed this post.
This garden looks so much like the gardens I grew up with and most others in Victoria, Australia (named The garden state for a reason).
I LOVE cottage gardens with all their lovely annuals, roses growing all over the place and so many pretty blooms.
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog - I am not a huge fan of editing photos except for perhaps a minor exposure adjustment and a little sharpening. You are right - less is more :)
My sunset shots had so much intense colour in them already that there was no need to do anything at all.

EG Wow said...

I would very much like to be in the gardens right now. :)

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