Bathing in Scent روضة معطر

A visit to The Fragrant Garden in Havelock North

This garden had been designed to be fragrant all year around and even at night with plants like Bouvardia; an evening fragrance which fills the air with just a few blooms.

Let’s have a wander around…

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St Andrews Escape Havelock North

A Peek into The Fragrant Garden

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St Andrews Escape Havelock North The Fragrant Garden

Kafka’s Bath in The Fragrant Garden has Hot Water and Surround Scent.

Unlike most baths, which are enamel on steel, this porcelain bath is located outdoors and has a hot tap for winter or night bathing.

Within this circular garden you can smell the following:
Flowers
Roses
Lavender
Sweet Peas
Sweet William
Dianthus
Wallflower
Hyacinth

Shrubs
Pieris, a lily of the valley shrub
Bouvardia – a night fragrance. A scrambler rather than a climber.
Philadelphus
Viburnum various
Winter Sweet
Daphne
Lilac
Yellow Bird Magnolia
Velvet and Cream Magnolia
Witch Hazel
Sarcacocca
a mystery bush smelling of lemon
and a Camphor Tree

You too can bathe in this garden at St Andrews Escape in Havelock North, in the North Island of New Zealand.

The Fragrant Garden above is one of 5 different gardens within the property. Let’s keep strolling…

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Havelock North St Andrews Escape NZ

Plums and Ducks

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Havelock North St Andrews Escape NZ Native Orchid

Native Orchid

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St Andrews Escape Havelock North NZ

Wormwood, an ingredient of absinthe, smells like very sweet honey and attracts butterflies

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St Andrews Escape Havelock North Reading nook

Reading Nook

Tomorrow night we have a look at a zephyr in the sky at night.

I wonder if this would be a good spot for the Perfume People next Easter break? A writers conference? Vineyard tours in the afternoon led by Undina? There are mountain-bike trails for the kids and an outdoor dining area for the evening’s repast.

Outdoor Room St Andrews Lodge Havelock North

Wishing you Fragrant Dreams,

Jordan River
Easter Weekend 2013
Fragrant Journey to
St Andrews Escape in Havelock North, in the North Island of New Zealand.

27 responses to “Bathing in Scent روضة معطر

  1. Oh how I would love to meet up with fragrant friends in such a place!!
    beautiful Jordan and will be revisiting time and time again!

  2. What a lovely place! There’s a botanical garden not far from here. I don’t go there nearly enough. Perhaps this year I should make it a point to. Someday I’d love to see New Zealand. I don’t know if hubby and I could stand the long flight though.

  3. What a lovely, heavenly garden! Thank you for the tour. I hope to be able to visit New Zealand some day. 😉

  4. Are those white lilacs hanging over the arbour in the photo in the 2nd Javascript box? My word, how lovely!! The orchid of white trees all in a row looks incredible. And there is wormwood there too! How utterly spectacular!

    • Suggest drinking up rather than reading up Undina! All research is good though. I have only tried American wine from Sonoma Valley whilst in Asia. All that I tried was most excellent. We have fields of Pinot Noir all over the place. Cheerful!

  5. Pingback: Perfume: Best of 2013 – The Jatamansi Awards | The Fragrant Man·

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