This tranquil setting in the Botanic Gardens is very popular for wedding/ civil ceremonies and photography.
The Zen Garden
The Japanese Garden has traditional Japanese style landscaping including a waterfall, decorative bridges and ornamental trees set around a large lake.
The Japanese Garden is entered through a titled roof gate and the brick paving leads you past the Zen Garden with its symbolic mountains, waterfalls, sea, shoreline and landscaping.
From this point you can see the massive cone of white sand, the Torrii Gate and the Moon Gate; it is exceptionally beautiful, particularly when the cherry blossoms are blooming between mid August and early September.
The Moon Gate
The view at the Moon Gate entices you into the enclosed section of the Garden and to the lake worshipping stone at the western edge of the lake.
The Basic Components of the Japanese Garden
Standing at the worshipping stone between the stones of the two gods, the basic components of the Japanese Garden become evident in the form of the Tea House Garden, the five traditional mountains, the main waterfall, the central island, the bridges, the Ryoan-ji style Garden, the pines and the Azaleas.
A tranquil location for a wedding. For further information visit the Parks & Recreation hire page.