ArticleWellington Botanical Gardens
While the creator of the Giant's House has throughout her career successfully emulated Nature, flowers from the Wellington Botanical Gardens or animals from the Auckland Zoo don't even have to do that. They need just to be because they ARE Nature.
The touch that made my day, in particular, was the Lady Norwood Rose Garden. I am not sure if she had promised it to anybody or just delivered without promising but the garden is there, and it lets one’s imagination run as wild as it gets.
To start with, there are monochromic flowerbeds, and the red-roses, and the yellow-roses beds are placed right next to each other. If only green roses were not so rare, the lady could create a traffic light alley! It would not be too far from a party alley where pink roses are having a ball – quite literally so as they seem to be holding each other’s thorns and swaying together as if dancing – and white roses are clearly into a masquerade because they are conspiring with several stray red sisters to pretend being pohutukawas. There is at least one science flower bed where each rose is multicoloured, and the list goes on and on…