About 5kms inland and up the hill from the town of Burnie there is a rhododendron garden that is just beautiful. (btw…. It’s more fun to say ‘rhododendron’ if you pretend to have blocked adenoids – go on, try it)
The land was originally owned by a rhododendron enthusiast and he allowed the Rhododendron Association to start clearing the land and plant and grow hybrids. The whole garden is run by volunteers and they’ve made it into something spectacular.
I only took about 350 photos of these gardens, so feel free to skim through. 😊
The very intricate map of the grounds
The view from the Reflection Pond
Me and Me Jenny on the red bridge.
Look. At. This. Beautiful. Day!
The beautiful cherry blossom trees in the Japanese Garden
The Japanese Garden
Can you spot the prettiest flower in this picture?
The Rhododendron Association has such a wacky sense of humour!
View down to the Japanese Garden
Bluebells like my Nanna used to grow down the bottom of her garden.
An overview from the house/office
For those of you who followed along on the “Living The Dream” tour, there was a couple of times where I was forced to do something frightening i.e: walking over the Carrick-O-Rede rope bridge in Northern Ireland in high winds where there was a good chance that we could fall to our watery death, but to reward my bravery I got a scone with jam and cream.
Luckily this time I didn’t have to do anything scary….
They were just giving scones to everyone!
A lovely day was enjoyed by all.