Created: September 11, 1977
Designer: Eric Black
Days Open: Mon - Sun
Hours Open: 9 am to 5 pm, (Oct 5 - April 5: weeekdays - 9 am to 5 pm, weekends 9 am to 6 pm)
Entry or Parking Fees: Auburn residents: Free, Youth under 16 Free – must be accompanied by an adult
Non-residents: $4 (weekends and during school and public holidays), $5 during Cherry Blossom & Autumn Colours festivals, Free all other times
Garden Phone: (02) 9735 1222

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Description – 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.  The Garden is at its most beautiful during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival between mid – August and early September. Cherry blossom is highly symbolic in Japanese culture representing beauty and the fragility of life.

Garden Features:

The Japanese Garden has traditional landscaping and:

Beautiful flowering Azaleas
Decorative bridges
A large lake with central island and stocked with colourful Koi
Ornamental trees
Ryoan-ji style garden
Sea shoreline
Symbolic mountains
A traditional Tea House
Tiled Moon Gate
Torrii Gate
Traditional pine trees
Worshipping stone
Zen Garden