Have just returned from a very special few days in Christchurch with my daughter, Phoebe. The highlight of the trip for both of us was a day trip to Akaroa, visiting the incredible mosaic garden created by artist Josie Martin. Wow. The garden is so exhuberant, so full of the joys of colour and humour. I would totally recommend this as a must-do activity to anyone with a spare day (even half day) in Christchurch. Akaroa itself is well worth staying at, too, with superb restaurants and bars. Just gorgeous! Here are a few (haha) of the photos we took.........
|My favourite area|
|The garden is huge, and mosaic is EVERYWHERE|
|The Giants House is at the top of a very steep street, so retaining walls are |
essential. I can't beleive even the backs of these enormous
sculptures are covered as beautifully as the fronts.
|Gorgeous archway of acrobats|
|Recent work - and sublime colours|
|Everything is so OTT!!|
|Love the Tamarillos. The garden plants enhance the art.|