Chinese Garden of Friendship
Escape the beaten-path and find instant tranquility within these walls.
Refresh and unwind as you meander through an inner-city oasis, where the willows sway, the waterfalls babble, and time moves nice and slow.
Designed in 1988 by landscape architects and gardeners from Sydney’s sister city, Guangzhou, the Chinese Garden of Friendship follows the Taoist principles of 'Yin-Yang' – the balance of opposing yet complementary forces – and ‘Wu-Xing’ – the harmonious five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water.
Wander serene pathways and take in exotic plants, blooming flowers and a lake of shimmering Koi, or settle in and soak up the ambience with some mouthwatering Chinese cuisine at The Gardens by Lotus, housed within the heritage-listed Teahouse. By day, enjoy a variety of teas and dumplings; by night, a bold and fiery Sichuan feast.
9.30am – 5pm (5.30pm for Oct–Mar)
Last entry is 15 minutes prior to closing
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Child: $3 (under 12 years)
Family: $15 (two adults and two children)
Concession: $3 (Australian pensioners and students only)
Senior: $4.50 (Australian seniors only)
Annual Adult Pass: $50
Annual Family Pass: $125 (two adults and two children)
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Presenting partner UNSW, working together to promote education and understanding of Chinese history and culture.