GardenDrumNew Tudor Garden at Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens Tudor Garden

New Zealand’s famous Hamilton Gardens has added to its collection of Fantasy Gardens with a new Tudor Garden opening this Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Hamilton Gardens Tudor Garden

Hamilton Gardens Tudor Garden

The new Tudor Garden, which has taken 3 years to build, has an intricate knot garden based on the drawings of Didymus Mountain, the pen name of 16th century writer Thomas Hill.

Mythical beast in the new Tudor Garden

Mythical beast in the new Tudor Garden

Carved mythical beasts perch on green and white striped poles throughout the Garden and hold sculptural crests of some of the ‘rock stars’ of Tudor times including privateer cum pirate Sir Francis Drake, who was notorious for his many plunderous journeys sanctioned by Elizabeth I.

Entry to the new garden is FREE and there will also be free tours from this Thursday, January 29, 2015 to Sunday February 1 at 10am and 2pm daily.

More details at Hamilton Gardens

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