Chinese Garden of Friendship
Escape the beaten-path and find instant tranquility within these walls.
IMPORTANT: For the health and safety of our guests, staff and the broader community, and to comply with social distancing measures, mandated by government and health authorities across the country to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, The Chinese Garden of Friendship is required to temporarily close, effective midday Thursday 26 March 2020.
This is an extremely difficult decision and one that was not taken lightly as we know that communities need places like the Chinese Garden at these times, however, we are committed to following the guidance of the State and Federal Government and our health professionals to ensure we meet social distancing guidelines and support all efforts to protect our communities.
We are also committed to re-opening and being accessible to our communities as soon as it is safe to do so.
While the Chinese Garden will be closed to the public, essential staff will continue to ensure the welfare and safety of the fish in our care remains at the highest possible standard at this challenging time.
About the Chinese Garden of Friendship:
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: $4 (under 12*)
Family: $20 (two adults and two children)
*child under 5 free of charge
Concession/Student: $4 (Australian card holders)
Senior: $6 (Australian card holders)
Annual Adult Pass: $50
Annual Adult Pass for Local Resident*: $35
Annual Family Pass: $125 (two adults and two children)
*2000, 2007 and 2009 postcodes
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