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Below are photos of Art displayed in some NZ gardens open to the public.

This rusty iron Orangutang is definitely my favourite.

This is the Taniwha ….mythical Maori sacred God/Spirit of water, who controls all rivers in NZ.

These big metal bunnies were displayed at the Ellerslie Garden Show ….the equivalent to the Chelsea Flewer Show, held annually in NZ.

Attractive bronze statue in Dunedin Botanical Gardens

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They're all interesting - but I like the cups of Sempervivum best! Very inventive!

27 Nov, 2012

 

Fascinating! I also like that cups very much!

27 Nov, 2012

 

Fantastic all of them, and they really do not spoil the fun from garden space as some metal statues do. It is probably because they are so airy, thanks to mostly wire was used. I think that ape is orangutan, as they do have "rusty" hair and that profile :)) Sitting lady with hens is just wonderful!!!

27 Nov, 2012

 

You are absolutely right Katarina, it is a orangutang ...I have changed it. Thanks.
N & D ....I think the cups are lovely too & is something one could probably achieve in their own garden without too much cost or work.

27 Nov, 2012

 

They are all Brilliant,Dwyllis..I really like the first lady,and the last,on the swing..but the Orang Utang is my favourite too..Some talented people out there :o)

27 Nov, 2012

 

Very interesting artwork, some I,ve seen recently over here thats too obtuse for me.....I love the ape too and the teacups.....if it had been me I,d have displayed them on a metal table...... :0))

27 Nov, 2012

 

Interesting pics !
Cups and saucers display is fascinating :o)

27 Nov, 2012

 

They're super Dwyllis. I'd love to have a figure like the lady in the first picture :0 My favourite is also the Cups and Saucers...now could I do something like that in my garden?...mmm..

27 Nov, 2012

 

Of course you could,Waddy..in case the Arbour can't be fixed? :o)

27 Nov, 2012

 

Thank you for your nice comments everyone. Yes Waddy, I'm with you ....I would love to have a figure like the lovely lady in first pic. With regards to the teacup display ....as Pam said above, one could display them on a pretty table. I'm sure it would not be beyond the skills of some of us (or our enthusiastic DIY OH), to make those stakes with wooden 'cradle' at top, for the saucers to rest in ...my OH had a look & said they must be glued in place. Come on Waddy ...give it a go! I would love to.

27 Nov, 2012

 

Definitely the orangutang for me

27 Nov, 2012

 

Most interesting selection, would not say no to any of them, given the chance!!

27 Nov, 2012

 

I like all of them, and the bronze one looks like Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.

28 Nov, 2012

 

Arbor (Arbour) still standing, so can't put them there, Bloomer, but the 'new' flowerbed, now there's a thought....where's my OH?...

28 Nov, 2012

 

" Head of Steam " ?? .maybe a tad too early,Waddy..Lol..x

28 Nov, 2012

 

Fantastic! Loved all the artwork/sculptures. The Orang is incredible....love the bunnies too........but maybe they are hares?!!

28 Nov, 2012

 

Yes, I think they might well be hares Lulu. Or tall bunnies.

29 Nov, 2012

 

I call the hares here 'long eared rabbity things'!!

29 Nov, 2012

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