‘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.
The Campbelltown Japanese Gardens celebrate the sister city relationship between Campbelltown and Koshigaya. The gardens were presented to Campbelltown by the citizens of Koshigaya on 10 April, 1988. The Gardens symbolise the beliefs and religion of both Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, and Zen Buddhism.