19 July 2012

postcards from Cowra NSW

Greetings all,
We just visited the Western Plains of New South Wales.  On the way out, we stopped in Cowra, famous for the Cowra Break Out (largest prisoner of war break out in history) & the beautiful Japanese Gardens.  I took gazillions of snaps, so enjoy a photo overload.
Look at the Australian countryside top left, the gorgeous playground park area, the views of the Cowra township & compare them all with the Japanese tea house & how it frames the garden around it.
 We spent hours here, just looking, exploring & letting the children run free after 200km of driving.  Note the bamboo water feature - it's a movement device to scare deer.
 Family entry was under $40 including a couple of bags of fish food . . .
 & feed the fish we did!!  There were some huge koi in there, they'd come from across the pond under the water sending ripples to the surface, very spooky, then up & gobble!!
 The foliage was incredible, as you can see, i was completely besotted by the gardening.
 The trees were stunning & i want their gardener to create the grass-carpet-perfection at my place!!
 Waterfalls anyone??
 There were new shoots & stunning berries.  We bought a 'talking tour' guide which explained everything, along with a map which correlated with tree details by number. 
 Stunning, simply beautiful & incredibly tranquil.  Aren't the snow lanterns gorgeous??  
I'm saving many more images for future flora inspiration.  Only a few more days of school holidays left, sob.  Enjoy, love Posie

11 comments:

ally said...

Everything looks so green and gorgeous - not like the bleak landscapes here at the moment.
Love that last shot - so much verdant goodness.
Enjoy your last few days of holidays
x

Bron said...

That looks like a really awesome place to have visited.....
Happy end to school holidays x

Little Nan said...

Thanks for 'taking us' on your holiday! So many pics!! It looks like you all had a wonderful time!!And how were the ducks not scared of those big fish!!??

Beck said...

Wow!! What a lot of amazing gardens, my eyes are almost popping out. I love the fish shots, reminds me of my Great Uncle's massive fish pond in Sydney. Looks like a lovely family holiday..always so good to get away isn't it? xo

Claireyhewitt said...

He he he, I was thinking, maybe a few photos...that must have taken a while, but I am glad you shared them, what a beautiful area.

Catherine said...

You've taken some beautiful shots there Jennie. It looks like a beautiful spot to visit. Enjoy the rest of your holidays having fun together. x

Claire said...

Wow looks gorgeous!

Jan-Maree said...

I remember going to those gardens when we took my Mum up there. She was a mad keen gardener so she really loved the place. And it was so beautiful. Your lovely pics brought back lovely memories. Enjoy your last few days of school holidays.

Mum on the Run said...

Just beautiful.
soak up these last few days.
:-) xx

TexWisGirl said...

it really is beautiful. nothing prettier to me than an oriental garden w/ koi pond!

Christina Lowry said...

I remember visiting those gardens when we went to Sydney with our parents as children. Feeding the fish was certainly the high light! I would love to go back and view it with adult eyes. :)