Japanese Garden, Toowoomba

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In a city of over 150 public parks and gardens, Japanese Garden is often cited as one of its most beautiful and peaceful sites. Situated on the grounds of the University of Southern Queensland, the property covers an area of 4.5 hectares (11 acres), which makes it Australia’s largest traditional Japanese garden. Featuring mountain streams, waterfalls, manicured lawns, and over 230 species of Japanese and Australian native trees and plants, the garden offers visitors a chance to relax and stroll through an area designed to encourage quiet contemplation. Local artists often search for inspiration in these calm landscapes, and young couples frequently choose this site as their wedding venue. Plan your Japanese Garden visit and explore what else you can see and do in Toowoomba using our Toowoomba trip itinerary planner .
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  • Revisited the Japanese gardens today , a few years after my last visit and very happy to see the improvements to the whole area. The plants all seemed very happy and healthy.  more »
  • Like all Japanese Gardens this one has water, beautiful red bridges and interesting trees. It was very peaceful to sit, watch the ducks and listen to the birds.  more »
  • Bring your camera - a special place to not only relax and enjoy but a photographers delight. This would have to be one of the best Japanese Gardens in Australia. Well worth visiting.  more »
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  • This is a nice park. Everything is really short and round. Apparently they only had red paint. There is grass of sittin' and benches for restin'. Lots of brown water. And plenty of ducks and turtles. Don't feed them bread it is bad for them. Really nice in spring when the flowers will be out.
  • They could be awesome if they cleaned up the bottom of silt. Ducks and turtles have overrun the place and no natural bottom grass or weed can grow to filter the water. Someone also needs to attend to this and put some Koi in the ponds...who knows there might be some there but the brown water ruins it. Apart from that awesome potential to be the best Japanese gardens in Queensland.
  • A lot of things and effort went into creating this beautiful garden.. It could do with any eatery so people could sit back and have a dining experience whilst looking out on such serene surrounds. Seriously worth a visit.
  • These gardens are most definitely a credit to the staff of gardeners along with the input from the local Toowoomba regional council. The gardens reflects the commitment to a sister city in Japan. One can feel the quite ambience as soon as you enter the grounds. The amount of work put into the grounds especially the trimming to all the trees makes one feel as though they are in another world. A most enjoyable and peaceful place to visit and just to love the atmosphere.
  • The gardens were good, but not as good as I anticipated though they weren't in bad shape. The duck pond is quite dirty, but I don't think this can be cleaned with all the ducks using it and possibly stirring up and messing in it regularly. Did not like the fact that you have to exit the garden to access public toilets in an obscure position at the back of the gardens.

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