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Japanese Garden


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 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
  • Waterfalls
  • Worshipping stone
  • Zen Garden
The Japanese 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.
Please see the Auburn Botanic Gardens main page for information on opening times, entry charges, car parking, accessibility and general conditions of entry. Remember taking food into the Gardens or feeding the native animals, birds and fish is not permitted.
To check availability or if you require further information about the Japanese Garden please contact Council’s Recreational Bookings Coordinator on (02) 9735 1222 or at
Application forms for the hire of the Japanese Garden for organised activities and events like wedding or civil ceremonies and wedding photography can be downloaded from the Parks and Recreation Facilities Hire Page

Japanese Gardens - Click to see enlarged image

Japanese Gardens - Click to see enlarged image