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Japanese Gardens, Toowoomba
Japanese Gardens, Toowoomba
Japanese Gardens, Toowoomba
Map of Japanese Gardens
West Street
University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba
Queensland 4350 Australia

Japanese Gardens
Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area

Free Entry

07 4631 2161

Description

One of the most peaceful and beautiful parks in Toowoomba is the University's Japanese Garden. Located on the northern side of the campus, on a 4.5 hectare site, it's Australia's largest and most traditionally designed Japanese stroll garden.

Its elements of mountain stream and waterfall, Dry Garden, central lake, Azalea Hill, 3km of paths, 230 species of Japanese and Australian native trees and plants, and lawns combine in a seamless and restful harmony.

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Japanese gardens emphasise the use of rocks to create 3D pictures in stone. All the large rocks in Ju Raku En were accurately placed by the designer of the garden, Professor Kinsaku Nakane of Kyoto, to appear naturally dispersed in a random way.

Visitors stroll through the garden or relax on the seat near the Dry Garden; it's not uncommon to see artists quietly painting a scene or children feeding bread to the fish or birds, which include swans, ducks, geese and smaller natives. It's a popular venue for weddings: spring weddings are often held under the mass of lilac blossoms hanging from the Wisteria Pergola, while others choose to be married in front of the waterfall or under the Viewing Pavilion on one of the islands.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching

Open Times

Note: 0700 to dusk everyday.

Other Information

Children:
Children love the beauty of these Gardens as much as adults.

Disabled:
The Garden is wheelchair accessible.


Free Entry


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