Maple Glen Gardens
Brian, David, and Wayne walking through the gardens
Maple Glen is a 25-acre private garden, lovingly developed over the last 47 years by the owners, Bob and Muriel Davison. We would never have found this magnificent garden without our local guides, Brian and Wayne, but it was well worth the trip.
The garden was immaculate everywhere we looked...
…with beautiful floral displays
…and even a field of sheep
David took some great photos with his phone
Does anyone know the name of this plant?
The colour is stunning
We enjoyed watching the ducks…
And the wonderful views
Hmmm… looks like someone’s taking a break
Photographers are always lagging behind the group,
but I eventually found them, and joined them.
(Brian took this photo with my camera)
There were birds everywhere, but these pigeons were the easiest to capture!
The guys take a well-earned rest after all the walking we did
If you ever find yourself in the south of South Island, New Zealand, then this garden is a wonderful place for photographers, birders, and gardeners. Entry is free, but there is a donations box if you want to contribute towards the upkeep of the gardens. There is also a nursery, where you can buy many of the exotic plants.
Thank you, Brian and Wayne, for taking us on great day out in Southland.