One of the most beautiful and famous parks in Toowoomba is Japanese Garden. Located next to The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba’s Japanese Garden is one of the largest and the most traditionally designed Japanese stroll garden in Australia.
Over 230 species of Japanese and Australian native plants, lawns and trees are combined with the Japanese elements of dry garden, central lake, water fall, mountain stream, Azalea Hill and 3 kilometers of walking paths in a harmonic and peaceful way. Beside the native plants, there are also many different animal species live in this park. On a typical day, you can easily see many birds, ducks, swans, turtles, geese, cat fish and other smaller natives.
More than 100,000 visitors come to visit this park every year. There are many activities that you can do, including photography, walking, feeding the fish and birds with bread. Having lunch in the little tea houses is also a relaxing thing to do.
The garden is also a romantic place for weddings. You can take your wedding photos in front of the water fall, the islands or under the mass of lilac blossoms hanging from the Wisteria Pergola.
The opening hour of Japanese Garden is from 7am to 7pm local time. The entry is free for everybody. If you have a chance to visit Toowoomba city then Japanese Garden is something that you don’t want to miss.
The following pictures were taken in late winter (August) and late summer (February).
Can you guess which one is which?
Some of the pictures were taken by proper camera, some were from iPhone. Hope you enjoy the photos and feel free to share this post and leave your comment below!