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Tropical fantasy garden Hamilton Gardens Hamilton New Zealand

footbridge tropical garden fantasy gardens collection hamilton gardens 15/02/14
footbridge tropical garden fantasy gardens collection hamilton gardens 15/02/14

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Marquee Tupare New Plymouth Taranaki

Marquee Tupare New Plymouth Taranaki
Marquee Tupare New Plymouth Taranaki February 2008

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Festival Magic | Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival | Thompson Jagger

19/2/2012-20:26

More from Sunday evening at Hamilton Gardens here.

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2012 Festival Magic | Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival | Lake

2012 Festival Magic | Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

I walked into an oddly quiet Hamilton Gardens at 6:30 this evening. There was something just a little austere about the whole place; the parking (well that was fine – sharp and efficient), the docents or whatever with their walkie talkies – the un-festive stretches of ugly chain link fencing. I had expected the place to be humming (or buzzing?) and connected, I suppose – it was quite the opposite. A little scout around revealed; folk gathering for Shakespeare by the river (in an area unfamiliar to me), the sound of performance from the Italian garden, preparations for a lake side concert and random folk and families here and about. I came to video Chris and Stan play before the screening of Casablanca in the Rogers Rose Garden. I guess there were 2 – 300 folk there by the time I had completed my task. Pretty sure the performance by the lake is called Unfinished Business.

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2012 Festival Magic | Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival | cool

Freelunch street theatre company ltd I assume!

I have written – am writing – something else which will turn up later or sooner.

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Marquee Taranaki Aotearoa New Zealand 02/01/2012

Marquee wall Taranaki Aotearoa New Zealand
Marquee wall Taranaki Aotearoa New Zealand
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12:37 30/12/11 Tikorangi

Spike keeps a watching brief, the day before.

Spike watches preparations for tomorrow’s wedding from the comfort of the dining room.

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Indian Char Bagh Garden | Hamilton Gardens

Indian Char Bagh Garden Hamilton GardensIndian Char Bagh Garden

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Waikato Times Garden | Abbie Jury

Abbie Jury | Tikorangi the Jury garden

Abbie back in print (now with the Waikato Times) after a short hiatus. You can find Abbie’s garden writings here. Follow the doings at Tikorangi here and on Tikorangi’s Facebook page. Abbie  tweets and last but not least maintains a book review site. Enjoy!

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Abbie Jury | Hedwhig the Morepork

Meet Hedwhig the Morepork

Alas his beautiful big golden eyes are not visible but he was keeping a very close eye on our dogs three metres below him.

Abbie Jury 21/6/2011

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Tikorangi Notes: Monday 6 June, 2011

Alas Mark found the first instance of camellia petal blight today – in a japonica. It seems to appear earlier every year. We have never seen it in sasanquas and I was a little surprised this week to hear of claims that in warmer climates, sasanqua camellias are susceptible. We would really like to hear confirmation from anybody who has actually seen it in sasanquas (as opposed to having heard reports of it). We had thought that these Japanese camellias were resistant. Blight has certainly never shown in ours and we are reasonably eagle-eyed on the matter.

Tikorangi The Jury Garden | Abbie Jury

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Spike 13/2/2011

Spike

Published 1/3/2011

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Tikorangi: Theo

Theo Jury, Christmas 2010, Tikorangi, Taranaki, New Zealand

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Tikorangi: Phil & Sally

Phil and Sally, Christmas Day 2010, Tikorangi, Taranaki, New Zealand

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Tikorangi: Theo and new guitar

Theo Jury Tikorangi 25/12/2010

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Tikorangi Christmas Eve morning tea

Mark, Spike and Abbie, Tikorangi, Taranaki, New Zealand

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Tikorangi Spike yoga dog

Mark and Spike, Tikorangi, Taranaki, New Zealand

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Tikorangi: morning Spike

Spike, Tikorangi, Taranaki, New Zealand

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Tikorangi: Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree, Tikorangi, Taranaki, New Zealand

The 2010 Tikorangi / Jury family Christmas tree has been variously described as looking like Cousin It and an Ent. You can read all about its construction here. (Cousin It is much closer to the mark).

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Abbie Jury: Ficus antiarus, rare plants

Ficus antiarus, rare plants and why only one plant in our garden is clearly named

It is Ficus antiarus and it is the most asked about plant in our garden. We used to propagate a few but we realised that while everybody wanted to know what it was, nobody wanted to buy it.

Abbie’s column: AbbieJury.co.nz 3/12/2010

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Abbie Jury | A hot, dry autumn in Spain and Portugal

Abbie has just returned from a trip through Spain and Portugal.

The olive plantations looked to be corporate farming, much as our dairy farming is headed. The era of the small family farm appeared to be over in much of the countryside that we passed through. Often there were no residences visible for considerable distances and no indications of boundaries to suggest the smaller holdings of old. It was interesting to reflect on the debate at home regarding lifestylers populating our countryside. We had been discussing it before I left and came to the conclusion that, on balance, small holdings and lifestyle blocks add a welcome diversity to the countryside.

The ubiquitous date palm was everywhere in the south of Spain and Portugal Clipping the street plantings of orange trees to lollipops in Cordoba The cordyline australis had seen better days on the Algarve but had done well at some stage to reach this size

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Abbie Jury – The Tui NZ Fruit Garden – dear oh dear

Abbie’s review of The Tui NZ Fruit Garden by Sally Cameron (ISBN 9780143203988) published this morning in the Taranaki Daily News.

TDN Friday 7/5/2010

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Buffy is not all that well

Abbie, Buffy and Camilla - Christmas Eve 2009

Buffy is in hospital and feeling rather poorly at the moment. We are all hoping for the best. More Buffy.
Photograph: Christmas Eve 2009.

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Monarch butterfly obsessive

Monarch caterpillars and butterflies – a mid-life obsession that is safer than a Harley Davidson

At Tikorangi The Jury Garden – published this morning at abbiejury.co.nz and the Taranaki Daily News. Photo: Mark or Abbie Jury.

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Abbie Jury | Abbie's column and other writings

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Te Parapara Maori Garden Hamilton Gardens NZ

Te Parapara Maori Garden Hamilton Gardens NZ

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abbiejury.co.nz launched 6:58PM

Abbie’s website. I am most chuffed. Simple, clean and packed with heaps of interesting reading.

Abbie Jury

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Christmas Eve Tikorangi

Christmas Eve morning

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Flowering this week at Tikorangi

Olin O. Dobbs & Caroline Allbrook
Photograph: Abbie Jury

Cool. The 2009  Taranaki Rhododendron & Garden Festival is on until Sunday. If you are visiting Tikorangi check out these directions.

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Ephemeral whimsy in willow at Wisley


Photo Abbie Jury

From what I can see from his list, Rangitikei artist Steuart Welch from Cannock Forge is bringing to us pieces from both ends of the spectrum – big bold statement pieces which require a truck to move and some which represent the whimsical aspect of his nature. We are really looking forward to seeing the effect of placing such strong pieces in our garden and learning first hand how to tread that line between enhancing a vision and dominating it. The works will remain in place throughout our Rhododendron Festival until the second week of November.

Abbie Jury: Sculpture in the garden

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More a murky khaki than clean and green

Most of us accept clean and green as a statement of fact for New Zealand. A clean atmosphere, yes. Overall, we enjoy what must be some of the cleanest and freshest air in the world. But once you hit ground level, it is a different story. Yes, some people are extremely clean and green, but others, and they are large in number, could not care less.

Photograph: Abbie Jury
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Tikorangi upgrade


It took a while but I’m pleased. Jury.co.nz

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Tikorangi The Magnolia diary

Click on the Magnolia diary logo above to see all diary entires
Click on the Magnolia diary logo above to see all diary entires

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Buffy#??

Buffy leap

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Jury Camellias

Volunteer (chance seedling) This release volunteered itself and seemed appropriate to name for the International Year of Volunteering 2001. Distinctive flowers open soft pink with white edging, deepening throughout the season to dark pink, still with the white edge until the late flowers which may be pure red. Heavy textured full anemone form. Dark foliage and compact growth to 2m. Plant Variety Rights apply in New Zealand and Australia.

I have been here for two days working off and on this and other jury.co.nz projects.

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Spike

Spike

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Tikorangi woodland

The rimu trees planted in 1870 by Thomas Jury provide the framework for one of the most unusual areas of the garden, the subtropical woodland.

The rimu avenue at Tikorangi The Jury Garden in northern Taranaki.

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Abbie Jury Tikorangi The Jury Garden

The third in Abbie Jury‘s series – English Summer Gardens – published this morning in the Taranaki Daily News and at Jury.co.nz.

Photograph by Abbie Jury

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Tikorangi travels

“Go to Hidcote,” urged our Oakura friend and colleague, Glyn Church, “it is my all time favourite garden.” Having been ever so slightly disappointed in most of the Cornish private gardens we had seen, we headed up to Gloucestershire and hoped Glyn was right. He was. Hidcote was quite simply everything to which we aspire.

Abbie Jury Tikorangi The Jury Garden

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Abbie’s letter from England

From jury.co.nz and in today’s Taranaki Daily News Abbie’s fortnightly column – from Cornwall. (Abbie’s Stuff archive).


Photograph: Abbie Jury

The line up of allotments down the road from our London hosts near High Barnet used to look very tatty and unloved when I first looked at them 18 years ago. Not so today.

Abbie Jury

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English summer gardens

Mark and Abbie Jury head for English summer gardens:

A couple of weeks of non stop garden visiting may not be everyone’s cup of tea but two heads are better than one and we hope to return inspired with new ideas. One thing is for sure though. When you are travelling across the world, it certainly helps to have good advisors who are switched on to what you want to see. We don’t have time to spend looking at very average gardens or queuing for tourist attractions. We are after hard-core gardening and hard-core gardeners.

Read the full article here: In Search Of Summer Gardens

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Tikorangi no longer with New Zealand Gardens Trust

Abbie Jury explains: Why we resigned from the New Zealand Gardens Trust.

We were enthusiastic founder members of the New Zealand Gardens Trust, contributing $2000 to get the scheme underway and promoting it in every way we could. Now we are ex members.

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Tikorangi the Jury garden

Abbie tackles ‘organic’ products for the garden, this week, in Organics, Baking Soda And Cooking Oils.

BTW also published as Organics must stand scrutiny.

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Avocado and figs

Abbie Jury from Tikorangi The Jury Garden on enjoying Avocado and her love of fresh figs.

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Tikorangi on Google Maps

That should be 589 Otaraoa Road. Published: 1/JUNE/2009

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Greg Locke

The Trons creator, manager, mechanical engineer & musician Greg Locke during this morning’s performance of the band, one of four held today Sunday the 22nd of February 2009, at Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival Children’s Day. Great fun.

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The Trons at Hamilton Gardens

The anticipation, the excitement – the music. It’s been a busy week for Hamilton band The Trons. In Wellington for the Fringe and Webstock and now today at Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival (four performances). The Trons next perform on Sunday the 1st of March at Waikato Museum of Art and History Open Day – at noon.

More Links:  New Zealand Fringe Festival page. The Trons very own soon to be website. The Trons Wipipedia entry. BTW seems the museum website is down as well.

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Contemporary American garden

Relaxed while all about the Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival participates.

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Hamilton Gardens this morning

The Hamilton Gardens website appears to have crashed. An alternative round up of what’s on offer is here.

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The Rockery Tikorangi

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