Chinese Gardens Sydney
in 1988 as an important piece of Australia's bicentennial celebrations,
the gardens were named the Garden of Friendship to symbolize the close
bond that has been established between China and Australia.
Designed by the Guangdong Landscape Bureau in Sydney's sister city,
China, the initial idea for a traditional Chinese garden to be
established in Sydney was the idea of the local Chinese community,
whose descendants arrived in Australia as far back as 1850.
Today the Chinese Garden Of Friendship not only stands as a monument
to those early Chinese pioneers who helped shape Australia, the gardens
also represent the equally important bonds of friendship that both
China and Australia enjoy.
Situated on one hectare of land in the Darling Harbour precinct,
The Chinese Garden of Friendship attracts visitors from every state
in Australia and all over the world. Just a short walk from the Sydney
Aquarium, Cockle Bay Wharf or Central Sydney, the Gardens are open
to the public daily between 9:30 am to 5:00 PM.
of just a few traditional Chinese gardens outside of China, the gardens
were popular resting areas and retreats for gentlemen during the Ming
dynasty period and reflect the Taoist philosophy of yin and yang (calmness
and activity). There are many sculptures, traditional buildings, waterfalls,
pond and rare and unusual plants.
Don't hesitate to come along and see this picturesque and magical
experience in the heart of busy Sydney streets. Enjoy the calmness
and quietness within the garden walls, the beauty of the graceful
surroundings and the inner peace that the Garden of Friendship radiates
to all visitors.
The beautiful detailed Dragon Wall depicts the close ties that
exist between Guangzhou and sister city, Sydney.
Admission Prices (Subject to change):
(under 15 yrs) $3.00
(2 adults & 2 children) $15.00
(Australian pensioners and students only) $3.00
between 9.30AM and 5.00PM
(Except Christmas Day and Good Friday)
How To Get To Chinese Gardens
The gardens are 10 minute walk from Townhall railway station.
to Entertainment Centre Station, Paddy's Market or Chinese Gardens
Rail to Haymarket Station, Paddy's Market.
to Darling Harbour.
to Darling Harbour Aquarium wharf.