‘Shoyoen’ means ‘strolling and refreshing garden’. Shoyoen is recognised as being one of the most authentic Japanese Gardens in Australia. It was gifted to Dubbo by it’s Sister City, Minokamo, Japan.
The Gardens include a glorious lake as the centrepiece, a tranquil Japanese garden, a tropical rainforest walk and many other delights.
The Willow Pond Japanese Gardens have been constructed and cultivated since 1985, with most trees reaching a semi-matured stage. It’s an authentic Japanese garden designed by local landscaper Eiji Morozumi and constructed by the family of Norma and Ramon Lawrence.
These gardens at Wellington have something unique that you won’t find in many or any other Japanese Gardens…
Classified by the National Trust “As a place of historical, architectural and cultural significance to be preserved for present and future generations”.