The first trees planted on the property over 30 years ago, the lush evergreen "Cupresses Macrocarpa" are stunning and have been featured in all forms of media both locally and internationally. The dense sculptured walls of the two hedge structures now stand two metres wide and three metres in height and are enjoyed by those who face the challenge to lose themselves.
Luckly we were not amongst the ones who became lost! :)
Beautiful archways hiding a whole new world every which way you turn...
This was my all time favourite part of the whole place, the hedging, the hidden door way, water, lavendar, big old urns, roses...ooh...so lovely!!!
Pink carpet roses fill the urns
Everything about this place was just so perfect...
the look, the smells & the sounds...all so perfect!
I think I could have sat there all day long...
What about this hedge with a door inside? How cool is this???
The water Lillies were so pretty...pinks and whites all over the pond.
We could hear lots of frogs and tried to spot them but no luck...maybe next time.
Another huge water feature.
Ashcombe's circular rose maze was the first of its kind planted in the world with 1200 rose bushes of over 200 varieties chosen for their colour & perfume. The object is to find your way to the centre - and then find your way out. Or you can just stop and smell the roses.
This garden below was one of the last gardens we saw before leaving...it was so very different to the rose garden & lavender fields but there was just something about it that I loved...maybe it had something to do with this amazing water feature & the bright red colour against the old burt out colours?
What a huge garden...I think I might sit awhile...
OK, off we go again down the path...
Love this pic of Jake!
Some of my favourite flowers...hydrangers
Sunflowers always make me feel happy!!!
Love the way these flowers have been displayed into these large barrels!
And more hydrangers but this time blue...my all time favourites!!!
Guess what??? We even found some mosaics hiding around the gardens...
And another here.
A great day was had by all at Ashcombe Maze & Garden.