Photographer's Note

Twin Lakes

”It’s raining, it’s pouring,The old man is snoring…”

Yes it rained nearly all afternoon as a friend and I visited this country garden in Coatesville, about 30kms north of Auckland. I like how the rain shows up on the lake. It looks like concrete, I think!!!

This shows the front of the house at Twin Lakes, from the other side of the lake and the building on the right is the Gazebo, which you can see here.

There is a path that leads to the Gazebo and it is just over the level of the lake, but is very much like “walking the plank”!!

Further photos I have posted of Twin Lakes can be seen here:The side view of the house at Twin Lakes and Dream Garden

Twin Lakes is a peaceful all-seasons country garden formed around a five-acre lake with waterlilies and exotic waterfowl. It features unusual and ornamental borders around the house with areas of mixed planting, rock gardens and a bog garden.

Emus and ostriches are farmed here and an aviary with exotic birds, which will intrigue and surprise you with their colour and variety, is open for viewing.

Originally the land at the back of the property was covered in gorse, blackberry, inkweed etc. This has now developed into a very tranquil walk around the man made lake with the lake on one side and extensive planting on the other.

It is open to the public for $5.00 a visit. We had a great time there with our cameras – rain or not!!

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