Monday, September 20, 2021

SPRING IN QUARRY GARDENS

Today's Parkinson Walk was at the Quarry Gardens and Spring is starting to show itself.

The view towards the old Quarry from the car park


This is Kumarahou - the flowers were more of a primrose yellow.





I don't know what this flower is.  They were lying on the ground beneath the tree and the flowers are quite solid and heavy.






You can just see the buds of future flowers on this plant.  A bit hard to see against the hillside.  Not sure what the flower will be.





The flower below will be striking in a week or so.












A beautiful day and we sat at a picnic table under a tree at the end of our walk and enjoyed the various refreshments we had brought with us as the cafe is, unfortunately,  closed on Monday and Tuesday

12 comments:

  1. I haven't been to the gardens in about 2 years, must go back. Good news about Auckland though isn't it?

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  2. Yes, I hope numbers don't increase. Fingers crossed.

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  3. I thoroughly enjoyed the photos from your walk; I've rather missed out on my garden visits this last year as a result of "you know what".

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    1. They are lovely gardens, all done by volunteers.

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  4. Lovely to see things on their way, not just all out in their glory

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    1. We must try and remember to go back in a few weeks to check again.

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  5. You have such nice places to walk. The greenery and the flowers are lovely

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    1. I must agree, Whangarei has lots of lovely walks, all so handy.

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  6. Such lovely flora to be found on your walks!

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    1. These gardens have many plants not familiar to us.

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  7. So lovely to see spring blossoms all coming out :)

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