Flaxmere Garden, Canterbury, South Island, NZ. by johnrf

Flaxmere Garden, Canterbury, South Island, NZ. by 

Flaxmere has been made a Garden of National Significance by the New Zealand Garden Trust, which is affiliated to the Royal Institute of Horticulture. Flaxmere is situated on the Lake Summer Road 10 kilometers from the local village of Hawarden in North Canterbury near Christchurch.
Taken in 2010 using my Olympus E5 with its 14-54mm lens during a garden tour from Australia.
This image is featured in " A Garden Somewhere" ,
" All Glorious Gardens" , " Garden Sculptures and Ornaments"
and “All about Gardens” and “Aussie and Kiwi Gardens, Shrubs and Plants”;
and is also displayed by the "Best of Redbubble " Group:
This image won First Place in a Challenge run by the “Country Gardens-Come Grow With Us” Group named “Garden Ponds” in July 2014.
Viewed 1321 times as at July 5, 2014.

Keen long term member of the Pakenham Camera Club located in Victoria, Australia; and I specialise in landscape, travel, garden and outdoor photography generally.
I use only Olympus SLR;s and DSLR’s and I process my images using Apple computers and mainly Apple software..

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  • sharlee
    sharleealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much sharlee. Our visit to this lovely garden was very rewarding.

    – johnrf

  • hootonles
    hootonlesalmost 4 years ago

    A truly beautiful image, well captured
    Congratulations on being featured

  • Good morning hootonies. At least it is morning here – and your generous comments have made my breakfast even better.

    – johnrf

  • joycee
    joyceealmost 4 years ago

    A very beautiful image. Picture perfect!

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations! You are featured June 19, 2011!

    Please consider adding this to the June Features Challenge

    I can’t help but notice. The beautiful blue bushes look like Ceanothus…is this the case? If so they are wonderfully massive…not hardy where I live…but I’ve enjoyed seeing them on the West Coast of North America from Vancouver down through Oregon.

  • Hello Marilyn. Thanks for the feature.
    Re: Ceanothus- I think that have correctly identified this plant.
    Strangely, I do not recall looking closely at the plant as I was as usual too busy taking photos. JOHNRF

    – johnrf

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 4 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble! What a gorgeous scene! We don’t have anything like that around here.

  • Thanks once again rocamiadesign for your very generous support.

    – johnrf

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 3 years ago

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful capture John! Congratulations on all your features! Well done::))

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful setting and capture!

  • Thank you Donna for your generous comment.

    – johnrf

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous location, beautifully captured! Congrats on your features!

  • Tank you Angie

    – johnrf

  • labaker
    labakerover 3 years ago

    beautiful composition…..

  • Thank you Larry for your generous comment.

    – johnrf

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