繡球花

Scrolling down the IG I found recently the place having blue flowers were so adorable. Luckily I managed to know the location which was at Yang Ming Shan area. After some surveys, there were actually several places offering cute view of the Hydrangea blue flowers, but they were located at the same area: 竹子湖. They are 車寮步道高家繡球花園、財福海芋田、頂湖大賞園繡球花. Most people will go to 車寮步道高家繡球花園because it can be reached by public transportation. Each places need NT100 entrance ticket with which visitor can go inside the garden area to admire the beauty of those flowers, sometimes come along with flower (worth 100 NT too) which can actually can be brought home.

We decided to go on our motorcycle and visit 財福海芋田, but when we arrived there we found a short observation deck to see around and were more interested to visit頂湖大賞園繡球花instead. To reach 頂湖大賞園繡球花, we needed to walk around a big area which was quite an exhausting walk under the sun.

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When we arrived, we started our hunt to capture the cuteness of Hydrangea by our cameras. In this garden, the Hydrangea color was purple! Not light blue as I expected before but still unique for a flower’s color. We spent around 1.5 hour to walk through the entire garden. They also had other types of flowers but only Hydrangea was in its full bloom. We were lucky because at that time it was almost the end of blooming season! Hydrangea indeed was beautiful with its large cluster consisted of small petals.

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In this garden, the entrance ticket did not include the flower to be taken home. But the host was kind to lend us several bouquets of Hydrangea  to take photos with.

Next we continued our trip to 擎天崗which I had visited before. We walked around and took our picnic spot to enjoy the green view.

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YangMingShan always offers something interesting for each time period which I havent had the chance to enjoy all of them. Sakura on spring, blue (or purple) Hydrangea, the ever-green land of 擎天崗, many many hills to hike (such as 七星山), AH next time I want to see white calla lily (海芋).

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