Our first stop of the Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival was in Okato and belonged to Barbara Williams who has owned it for over 60 years. We were greeted by Wendy, the gardener, who has maintained these gardens for over 15 years.
The paths were immaculate and you could tell that each and every leaf and blossom of the garden were tended with lots of love.
Below is a horizontal elm, quite a sight to see.
It was so colorful and well-established; Hubby and I spent a lot of time wandering around the 7 acres of scenery taking photos.
These photos are from the woolshed. According to Mrs Williams' daughter, if you turned on the electricity, it would be ready to shear sheep.
Thanks, Wendy! Your gardening skills prove that you love what you do!