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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  • Obviously hedges had just been trimmed as cuttings left on the ground. Appeared not well maintained. Potential to be something special.  more »
  • Lovely spot to visit & walk around seeing the variety of plants. Very peaceful looking over the lake.  more »
  • Absolutely stunning place to wander or just sit and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere lovely ponds waterfalls gardens paths and birdlife  more »
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  • Beautiful and tranquil. The gardens are well kept and have interesting pathways. A must for all to visit whilst in Toowoomba.
  • Fanatastic. Ducks , turtles , fish. Great place to take the family. Picnic tables and bins around the gardens.
  • A nice place to take the kids or just sit and watch the ducks and turtles swim in the small lake. Listen to the other birds. Orthentic Japanese gardens. Beautiful.
  • Magnificent scenery and great atmosphere. Even better now that it's dog friendly.
  • Beautiful gardens. A most tranquil experience can be had by anyone who chooses to gaze upon this garden's delicately maintained foliage.

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