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A Rural Japanese Garden – Part 2

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.

Japanese Gardens

It’s definitely something you don’t see everyday.

A Rural Japanese Garden – Part 1

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.

Japanese Gardens

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.