Members of the Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens visit the "Quarter Acre" Paradise gardens on the 12th. November 2011.
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Saturday 12 November Quarter Acre Paradise Gardens was honoured with a special bus tour visit from the Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens. Sincere thanks to Liz Powell for doing such a fabulous job of organizing this tour.
The weather was pleasantly cool and lightly cloudy making for a perfect time for a garden tour.
The gardens were soon to reach their peak of High Spring colour which will occur later in the month and into Early Summer. So this was a wonderful time to celebrate the glorious Spring colour and fragrance happening throughout the gardens.
As always seems to be the case, there just wasn’t enough time to meet everyone more than shaking hands, a sincere smile and ‘thank you’ plus answering a few of their many questions.
Botanic Gardens are an invaluable institution to educate and inspire a broad and eager botanical, environmental and gardening audience. They are essential to lead the way into a more beautiful, bountiful, greener and most productive future. These are the people who appreciate and understand this concept so well that they have become patrons to such an essential and noble cause.
May you all be Eternally Blessed for your caring, kindness and support. We will always be united in botanical friendship for we all share a common cause to make this a much better world through the application of botanical arts and sciences.
Message from Liz Powell:
Thank you for opening your "Quarter Acre" Paradise for the Friends of the Auckland Botanic Garden Group and for your infectious enthusiasm and great knowledge – an inspiring experience.
Liz Powell for the Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens .
for many more pictures of the High Spring Gardens
we shared together here at the Quarter Acre Paradise Gardens, November 2011.