means hidden paradise in Samoan. Nafanua was actually
a Samoan heroine and her exploits are the stuff of legend,
but her name lives on and has given voice to many meanings.
have endeavoured to create a haven here of hidden delights
- a visual assault to the senses of vibrant colour,
sudden surprises and a respite from the busy road. the
elements of surprise are a salient feature of this garden
and every turn brings a new discovery. The garden belies
the mundane approach of the driveway entrance and presents
the viewer with a choice of direction and entices you
to wander ever forward.
choice of the name "Nafanua" reflects my attempts
to create my hidden tropical paradise and is an apt
choice of name for the garden as the front entrance
belies what lies beyond.
participant in the ABC's Open
garden Scheme in the past, I anticipate the garden
will be open again in the future