Just back from the Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular and assimilating all the gardens and beauty within. Looking through my photos, there are so many beautiful bearded irises I've shared some here with some from last year to show the colour variety. From subtle to bold and brilliant.
Remember irises like at least half a day full sun and leave the rhizomes exposed.
Another Garden of National Significance and one of my favourites. Beautiful design and the view across the rural landscape gave it a lovely open feeling. Puketarata Garden website
Lockinge is a peaceful garden tucked away in a valley with a lake at its centre.
In the country 15 mins from Hawera, this garden borders a river. During the festival they catered food on the deck, from where we enjoyed a stunning view. You can rent the cottage too www.kingfishercottage.co.nz/
Lovely woodland gardens, with a stream and a fairy forest. Te Popo Gardens website
An absolutely stunning garden, awarded the status of Garden of International Significance. Read more on Te Kainga Marire's website.