Pavilion Garden

This is my favourite area in the garden; it is the perfect place to relax and forget about the world around me.  My favourite plants are here and this area also has the largest variety of plants in the garden.

The pathway from the Lower Garden up into the Pavilion Garden and to the back door.  Temple guards with their scary persona guard the entrance to this section.
 Looking back down from the top of the steps......  

This is the view from the glass sliding door; from my computer I can see most of this garden and it can be very difficult to get any work done on the computer.   The Crotons, Cordylines and Calatheas in this photo have been growing there for around 11 years. 
 On the left side of the birdbath is Ruellia elegans with Cordyline 'Ua Pou' above it.  Growing next to them is Tabernaemontana divartica 'Flore Pleno'........
.......and further along is are the beautiful foliage colours of Pseuderanthmum carruthersii var. atropurpureum and Graptophyllum pictum Alba Variegata.
Along the left side of the pathway to the pavilion is Ruellia brevifolia and Cordyline 'Tanget'......

The Croton on the left is Codiaeum 'Captain Kid'.  In the front of the photo, different coloured Coleus and a Polka Dot Plant fill in the area and in the background is Ixora 'Tropic Blush'.

Pseuderanthemum carruthersii var. atropurpureum Variegata and Pseuderanthemum carruthersii var. atropurpureum growing under a young 'Plumeria Lemon Drop'. 
On the right side of the path to the pavilion are Justicia betonica, Calathea makoyana and a Croton.

Calathea zebrina and Tabernaemontana divartica Gold Sparkle with its yellow and green leaves.

Views from the Pavilion....... 


This is part of the garden beside the Pavilion, it is the main view from the Pavilion.  In the middle of this garden is my statue of Saraswati , she is sitting on a decorative plinth.

I can't always get a good photo of this garden as there is too much light here.

Brugmansia 'Polar Cornet' helps to shade this part of the garden.

Brugmansia 'Aztec Gold' hanging down from above. In the front of the photo are the yellow and green leaves of Tabernaemontana divartica Gold Sparkle.

Graptophyllums in the garden

Photos of under the Pavilion.  This is how it has looked for many years, it is now changing as we are building a timber floor under here.


1 comment:

  1. I too live on the Cumberland plain! I have a little corner in my garden that I'm slowly trying to turn more tropical and lush. A google search later and I found your blog ... I'm very excited to see the possibilities. When it gets too hot to sit on patio, I want to be able to sit in the cool corner Thank you for sharing! Your garden is gorgeous and a great inspiration.