The Chinese Garden of Friendship is nestled at the south end of Darling Harbour and a short walk from Chinatown. Entering the garden is like walking backwards in time into the quiet solitude of ancient Chinese architecture and it's relationship with nature. The garden combines the elements of water, plants, stone and architecture.
Chinese Garden, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Running water, towering willow trees, cool lagoons with lotus plants and large colorful fish all make this an idyllic spot to read a book or recharge your batteries. It really is something special. The garden occupies approximately one hectare combining waterfalls, lakes, pavilions, sculpture and animals; koi fish, water dragons, turtles and a number of bird species.
The key features to look out for are the Courtyard of Welcoming Fragrance, Dragon Wall, Water Pavilion of Lotus Fragrance, Twin Pavilion, The Gurr, Rock Forest, and the garden's penjing collection (Chinese bonsai).
To enjoy the quiet serenity and overlook the garden take time for a cup of Chinese tea from the selection in the traditional Chinese Teahouse.