Lakeside at the gardens is special at all times of the year, framed with tree ferns, Japanese windflowers and many colours of iris reflecting in the water, the lake is is a haven for water birds, fish, frogs and is crossed by the beautiful old stone bridge which was built many years ago and was already on the site when the gardens were first started in 1983.Lakeside-with-bridge

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The Stone Bridge – everyone’s favorite

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View of the bridge from the Wedding Lawn

September 2012 (2)

Cross the bridge to the Wisteria Walk and Orchid house

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Purple irises at water’s edge with tree ferns overhanging

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White iris

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Water lilies flowering

April 2013 (2)-001

Japanese windflowers and the Blue Bridge

The Blue Bridge was added to cross the creek and is known at Annetta’s Bridge to honour an early member. ┬áIt gives the volunteers quick access between the potting sheds and provides a lovely focus at the end of the lake.

30th August 2012 (2)

Dragonfly sculpture by local sculptor Rick Howie reflecting in the water