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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  • This is the most tranquil place to visit! Just a short walk around these beautiful gardens seems to release all of your stress and annoyance at the world, it really is peaceful. I take all of my visit...  more »
  • Beautiful gardens and ponds. Relaxing place to visit for a walk through the magnificent garden walkways winding around ponds and gorgeous trees. We had our wedding photos taken in the gardens as we fo...  more »
  • Be sure to visit and linger in these special Gardens! Waterfalls, bridges, lawns, large mature trees and picnic areas - everything for a great park day out. Plus the wildlife make for an interesting a...  more »
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  • Pretty poor example really. Yes, it has nice orange bridges, but the rest is dry, dusty, brown lawns, brown water, and only one comfortable seating area. There are better ones around.
  • Tranquil and calming. Took our friends who are visiting from Japan. They loved it.
  • The gardens are well looked after and there's some nice view points. Would be better around September when flora is in bloom. It's a shame there wasn't a great deal of peace and quiet but would be a challenge achieving that in such an urban area.
  • Beautiful place to take your family and kids. Very relaxing and peaceful. Heaps of ducks and turtles in the pond.
  • Beautiful gardens. Great place to spend some hours walking and relaxing.

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