We went to Tupare, a beautifully landscaped garden on a hillside overlooking the Waiwhakaiho River in New Plymouth, New Zealand. There was no entrance fee to tour around this grand property which features a homestead, gardeners' cottage, majestic trees, water fountains and several plants in different settings.
You can choose from the three trails - easy, moderate and challenging - depending on the time you have at hand or your preference. House Stroll is easy, lasting only an approximately 40 minutes; Garden Walk is a bit longer and recommended for gardeners or plant enthusiasts and Boundary Trail is perfect for those who loves the challenge and with at least an hour to spend! We did all and truly enjoyed it!In fact, I love being in Tupare on that chilly afternoon during England Queen's Birthday holiday (June 4, 2012) and feeling like a queen (or princess lol) as I was being photographed by three cool photographers - Jeck (a 39-year old uncle/cousin using my Point-And - Shoot Nikon Coolpix camera), Chester (Jeck's 14-year old son trying for the first time his dad's Nikon DLSR) and Wayne (Jeck's 6-year old son, clicking to his heart's content a Canon Point -And- Shoot camera).
Here are some of my faves. See if you can guess which one is Jeck's, Chester's, Wayne's or mine (for landscapes)? or which one was taken with a Nikon DLSR or Point-And-Shoot Nikon or Canon? Other than the museum matte, I did no further editing on these pictures.
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