Lady Norwood Begonia House, Botanic Gardens, Wellington NZ

A magnificent old Victorian glass house creates the perfect environment for these stunning examples of begonias and delicate plants. Then while having lunch the table next to us is invaded by disgusting sparrows, cleaning up the crumbs left by the previous diners.

Botanic Gardens Wellington

Taking a leisurely stroll along the winding paths that took us through the Botanic Gardens, a garden of national significance we found, native forests, conifers, plant collections and seasonal plant displays

Niagara on the Lake

Our friends had advised us not to miss a trip to Niagara on the Lake. We didn’t know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised by the history, the beautiful traditional stone buildings and the colour of the timber homes and businesses.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Orchid Garden is spectacular, with huge displays of Singapore Orchids in all shades of white, purple and lilac. Not to be outdone, the Cymbidium Orchids were showing all their elegance. The dramatic heliconia’s were standing in all their glory with strong red and green lobster claw like flowers