Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Mincher Gardens

Some 25 km north from centre of Auckland City in rural Coatesville lies Mincher Gardens, endorsed as a Garden of National Significance by the NZ Gardens Trust.

The gardens are a continuing “work in progress” since 1995 for the owners Angela and Bruce Spooner and can be visited by appointment throughout the year.

The long driveway leads visitors past the Georgian-style family home to a car park behind the Gardener’s Cottage where they are welcomed by the hosts.  The scale of the development is immediately apparent and it is easy to see that this is a project that has been lovingly created and gladly shared.

Here are some images from our visit last weekend.

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