Shoyoen Japanese Garden
The Shoyoen Japanese Garden is an intricate and authentic botanical garden complete with miniature waterfalls, lakes, and streams, as well as a traditional tea hut. The garden was gifted to Dubbo by it’s Sister City, Minokamo located in Japan and designed by students at the Kamo Agricultural and Forestry High School. The symbolism in the structure, landscapes and formations throughout the garden are all construed to symbolise the growth of understanding. This was done with intention in the formation of the waterways, structure of the tea hut, and placement of the gardens.
Constructed in 2002, the garden is fairly new when compared to other sites you’ll find in Dubbo. It was created to unify the relationship between the cities of Dubbo and Minokamo. Entrance to the garden is free, open throughout both weekdays and weekends. A visit here is a glimpse into the rich cultural relationship that exists within Dubbo.