The Secret Garden

Walk with me today, in a secret garden. A garden with gushing waterfall, serene lake and flowing cascade where willows  are caught in the wind and large Koi swim endlessly.
Nestled between tall buildings, is this beautiful garden called Chinese Garden of Friendship. I chanced upon it while I was looking for a weekend getaway. Situated at Darling Harbour, Sydney (nearly 10 minutes away from Townhall station) , it’s a gorgeous place to spend some quality time. I saw kids with their parents exploring the place, understanding the various monuments, a newly wedded couple capturing memories, a family dressed in rented traditional costumes posing and clicking non stop.



And why not, how can one not fall in love with this peaceful and magical place.

 The garden is  modelled based on the private gardens of Ming Dynasty. It was opened in the year 1988.



A large circular portal called Moongate is a traditional element of the garden. 


After walking up the stone path, along the cascade, I looked down. The view was absolutely captivating. Ohh!! I would love to live in a house, surrounded by such beauty!



 Can you see a cute little plastic money hanging down from the branch? The garden also has a teahouse, where you can munch on delicious dumplings.








Entry fees
Adult: $6
Child: $3 (under 12 years)

More details here – site

17 thoughts on “The Secret Garden

  1. We actually went here when we visited Sydney two years ago for my birthday, and I felt the same way, like it was a secret garden hidden in the city.

  2. Thank you for taking me for a walk in this lovely garden. Your photos captured its beautify and serenity pretty well. It's too bad that I didn't know about this garden when I visited Darling Harbor. It must truly be a secret after all:)

    1. hehehe I found it because I was looking for it … else one wouldn't know πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. Lovely pics and such a pretty garden. I visited Sydney in 1988 and if I recall it was either being built or had recently been built then. I love Chinese and Japanese gardens.

  4. Indeed, it's a great place to relax, philosophise and admire the beauty of creation. You've captured the place beautifully.

  5. Super awesome place!!!! I definitely want to go there if not to anywhere else! Take me please πŸ˜€
    PS: The name reminded me of the K-Drama Secret Garden? U have watched it?

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