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.
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