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A must visit

Absolutely beautifully maintained & an absolutely stunning garden full y of magnificent plants... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Billpar
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Shepparton, Australia
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A piece of ZEN worth experiencing

This is an absolute MUST Its probably the biggerst one ive been to, certainly better than any of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Antinmelb
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 February 2022

On a very hot day the Japanese Gardens were so relaxing and felt so cool being there. Plenty of shady spots to sit, watch the ducks and fish you can buy food to feed the ducks.

The walking path around the gardens are easy and accessible for everyone to enjoy.

The traditional Japanese hut and house are a great to check out.

The staff are very friendly and the gift shop has some lovely items.

I very impressed by the size of the gardens and the gardens are meticulously maintained.

Date of experience: February 2022
Thank DianeF24
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Reviewed 14 February 2022 via mobile

What a really special place. Larger than we expected and immaculately kept. A real jewel in Cowra. Small bonsi collection is amazing.

Date of experience: February 2022
Thank markpsydney
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Reviewed 5 February 2022 via mobile

On an absolutely boiling hot day, the Japanese Gardens were like an oasis. There are plenty of shady spots to sit and watch the ducks and fish, and enjoy the cool breeze. You can buy food to feed them, which our daughter loved doing.

The walking path around the gardens makes it easy and accessible for all to enjoy.

The traditional Japanese hut and house are a great bonus to check out and explore.

The staff are very friendly and the gift shop has some lovely items for souvenirs or gifts.

We were certainly very impressed by the size of the gardens and the way the gardens are meticulously maintained. Incredible to look through the fence to the neighbouring land and see how the landscape once was...just bracken, bush and undergrowth, and now is transformed into a place of peace and sanctuary.

Date of experience: January 2022
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Reviewed 19 January 2022

Although many of the plantings were not Japanese (because of weather conditions) the design and layout and the content of the gardens were excellent and it had a Japanese feel and better than many Japanese gardens in Japan. The place was immaculate and not a blade of grass too long or a weed in sight. A must see in Cowra. Interesting to note that one sign at the side of a pond with white stones had incorrect Japanese. In English it said "Please stay off the stones" and in Japanese "Please keep the stones". A great example of what can be done with attention to detail--thanks tho Ken Nakajima who designed the garden.

Date of experience: January 2022
2  Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 18 January 2022

These gardens are very well maintained. It is worth a visit if you go to Cowra and have not been there before. I would say that the entry fee for a family is a bit steep and it the NSW Dine and Discover Vouchers made it worthwhile.

Date of experience: January 2022
Thank warrenhE8057YA
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