Friday, 1 May 2009
This week we are featuring a garden from the Wanaka Festival of Colour Garden Tour - Tiritiri Lodge. Georgie designed this garden in 2005 and since then it has evolved through both the dedication and passion of the client and further inspiration from Georgie.
From the street, simplistic planting of native tussock berms, retained by stone feature walls, compliments the bold architectural design of this luxury boutique lodge and settle it into the Wanaka landscape.
Subtle mounding & winding paths of local river stone meander around the garden leading the explorer through a series of private garden spaces, from the herb garden to the hot tub house where decking is cantilevered out over a pond with a dramatic cascading waterfall.
Tiritiri Lodge showcases some of New Zealand's unique alpine and native plants. However, the seasonal changes so spectacular in Central Otago are not forgotten with the combination of exotic trees such as dogwoods, maples, magnolias and fruit trees quite at home among the natives.
Throughout the garden levels are cleverly defined and create many informal seating opportunities & rooms which give guests the opportunity to explore & relax within this tranquil setting.