Blog contributor, Diane Marsden and her husband recently took their dream trip to New Zealand. At the top of their list was a visit to the charming, tiny village of Hobbiton. Yes, Hobbits love gardening, too! Enjoy!
On a recent trip to New Zealand, my husband and I, fans of the J.R.R. Tolkien's books, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, decided to visit the movie set from the films based on these books. This was the perfect location for the filming of these stories.
Lush, rolling green farmland, the Shire brought to life - a peaceful place, a wonderful and quiet village.
We enjoyed a delightful to visit Hobbiton, and the little Hobbit houses and pretty gardens at each one. We could imagine the characters in the houses and visiting in the village. I could visualize Bilbo writing his story of his adventures inside his Hobbit house.
There was a sign on the gate of Bilbo’s hobbit house,” No Admittance, except on Party Business."
photography by Diane Marsden
Diane Marsden moved West from the East Coast for college and never came back (except for visits with her family and friends!) She is a photographer specializing in wildflowers and natural landscapes, master gardener, poet, writer, and world traveler. Diane and Lloyd opened their garden this past June for THE ART IN THE GARDEN, an art show displaying the work of local area artists – including Diane’s photography and Lloyd’s exquisite woodworking.