JAPANESE GARDENS in AUSTRALIA
WORLD JAPANESE GARDEN DATABASE
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‘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.read more
The Gardens include a glorious lake as the centrepiece, a tranquil Japanese garden, a tropical rainforest walk and many other delights.read more
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.read more
Description: Description - As with most Japanese Gardens the Osawano Japanese Gardens provide a tranquil, peaceful retreat ideal for contemplation and relaxation. However, these gardens at Wellington have something unique that you won't find in many or any other...read more
Classified by the National Trust "As a place of historical, architectural and cultural significance to be preserved for present and future generations" Description - The design of the garden is a copy of the first Japanese landscape garden (Strolling garden) built by...read more
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.read more
The garden was a gift to the people of Gosford as a symbol of cultural exchange and friendship, by our Sister City, Edogawa, (near Tokyo in Japan). It is designed in accordance to the original principles of Japanese design of the Heian (700AD) period. The gardens were officially opened in September 1994 by the Mayor of Gosford and the Mayor of Edogawa.
This garden is now one of the most popular tourist attractions on the NSW Central Coast. It is based on a traditional ‘Shuyu’ (strolling style) garden, and covers an area of approximately 4000m2. The meandering pathways lead to traditional Japanese features including, a Japanese teahouse, raked dry stone garden (Karesansui), stone lanterns and a pond filled with Koi fish.read more
Regarded as Australia’s largest and most traditionally designed Japanese stroll garden, this 4.5 hectare site is jointly owned by University of Southern Queensland and the Toowoomba City Council.read more
The Japanese Garden is one of the most popular sections in the Auburn Botanic Gardens and is visited by thousands of people each year. It is a very popular setting for organised events including wedding and civil ceremonies and wedding photography.read more
Set in a private area among the Japanese style garden and rockpool, the Japanese Garden offers a grassed amphitheatre which is perfect for more intimate wedding ceremonies.
The garden was created by the zoo’s horticultural team in 1989 following a design from Hyogo prefecture. In 2001, when the garden underwent major changes with the new design and construction work done by landscaper designer, Eiji Morozumi.
The Japanese garden was built in 1990, to mark the tenth anniversary of the sister-state relationship between Victoria and the Aichi Prefecture in Japan. This garden (and an Australian garden in Nagoya, the capital of Aichi) were created to symbolise the strong friendship between the two states and to reflect the natural beauty of their respective landscapes.read more
Nerima Gardens has been designed in consultation with Ipswich City’s sister city Nerima, Japan. The philosophy of the garden is to create a place of peace and tranquillity, a place to meet nature and calm the spirit. The garden is designed to take advantage of the existing vegetation and landform of Queens Park in such a way that the visitor is taken on a journey of discovery, where the perspective of the garden changes and lightens the heart.read more
It’s beautiful in every season, with cherry blossom in spring then irises and water lilies in summer. The stunning Japanese maples put on a dazzling display in autumn, followed by the winter tracery of bare branches and conifers of all shapes, sizes and colours and camellias and azaleas flowering in the cooler months.read more
This small garden has been a feature of the University for decades. It was created in 1976 with a donation from the Tokyu corporation. It is situated in an open area outside the Social Science Lecture Theatre, near the centre of the campus.read more
Mt Coot-tha, Queensland, Australia Description - The Japanese Garden at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha contains a combination of native and exotic plants suitable for subtropical climate. Designed by one of Japan's leading landscape architects, the late Kenzo...read more
Tani Tei En is a 1/2 acre private garden built by Bob and Evelyn Marshall but opened its gates to the public in 2010. It was featured in House and Garden September 2013 issue. The garden features Japanese-style plantings, but a lake, waterfall, and a tea house...read more
Located on the Clayton Campus of Monash University, the Rogan-En Garden, was constructed in 1996 for the Japanese Studies Centre by Angyo Nurseries and Japanese master gardener, Mr Hajime Watanabe. All materials were imported from Japan, including the rocks! After a...read more
The Japanese Garden at the Standing Australian Embassy Japanese Garden in Embassy of Japan is the oldest Japanese garden in Australia. The 1000 square meter “stroll” garden is planted with landscape plants that can survive the dry conditions of Canberra.read more