This estate is located a stone's throw from the ocean in a tony area of Victoria.
It's location and the vast plot of land make for a stunning impression.
The arts and crafts home has been carefully restored and is imaculately maintained.
I want to focus on the garden which is constanty evolving the way most gardens do...as the owners find new and exotic plants and refine the beds and borders. This garden is on the path of a herd of deer and has a resident bunny.
Lots of plants provide food for these creatures but with lush and dense plantings the casual observer rarely notices.
(the owners do!)
I hope that you enjoy these images...
can you imagine how much work this garden takes to keep it looking so pristine?
I know the owners well and they devote hundreds of hours tending to it...
a labour of love!
The front porch
(designed by Mr. HB)
pergola with a climbing rose
look at the wicker furniture
~ ~ ~
perfect for relaxing and reading
or just sitting and listening to the hum of the bees
as they buzz by
the rose provides some dappled shade
taken from the upper window looking down on the rose
the granite masonry makes such a grand statement
I love the bulk of the stonework
rhodo's are favoured in this garden
and there are many varieties
some are over 20 feet tall!
pots with flowers spilling forth
found in many parts of the garden
add colour and interest
deer fencing surrounds an area where some plants are protected
rose growers do not appreciate deer nibbling all the blooms!
looking toward the ocean
lush green lawns
to the left a pond
with carp and some goldfish
hiding among the lily pads and water Iris
those are the lucky ones that have not been eaten by the Great Blue Herons!
patio beside the garage
a hot spot that retains the heat
it has a very Mediterranean feel
a clever placement of a mirror
and some pretty flowers
more potted plants perk up the grey gravel drive
edged with granite
I got my finger in this picture!
the heritage tea house
covered with the rambler Kiftsgate
which is just about to burst into full flower
weddings and parties have been held here.
the croquet lawn
has also been the setting for Marquis tents
last year's wedding
the lawn was entirely covered by tents!
There are lots of opportunities to sit
and admire the different parts of the garden
with a garden this vast one does need to sit
once in awhile and think
even if it is to grab a mug of tea and a sandwich to fuel the body
so as to tackle the next task!
Have you enjoyed this visit to Tigara?
I hope that you will take the time to comment
as I know the owners will be reading this blog and I am sure they would welcome your thoughts
Thank you S & P!