The first thing that grabbed me when I stepped into the garden was the beautiful little Japanese maple in the foreground. The second was the uniqueness of the setting. Here was a Japanese garden, with meandering paths and gravel, bridge and water course, mounds and pavillions, right next to a typically Aussie paddock with grazing sheep.
It’s definitely something you don’t see everyday.
We stayed at Wellington Caves. Not in the caves, but at the caravan park that was on site. Next to the caravan park was a little bit of an oddity – a Japanese Garden.
Wellington is twinned with the city of Osawano, in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. After googling, I found that the city is west of Nagano, near the west coast of Honshu.
Apart from Cowra, I didn’t know any other NSW country towns with a Japanese garden, so it will be interesting to explore this little place.
Another lovely spring time event is when the magnolia blossoms. I found this lovely tree in Wellington, New Zealand.
What do you know, being on Flickr does reap some dividends. This photo I took of the interior of Old St. Paul’s Cathedral got into the Schmap Guide to Wellington, NZ.