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Published June 29th 2012
Tucked away in suburban Auburn is a gorgeous Japanese garden that takes your breath away every time you see it. You would not expect a local garden in a small suburb to have such a beautiful park that is also a place of serenity. Even on a weekend, you can walk through the whole garden as if it was made purely for your personal enjoyment.
The place is filled with an air of tranquillity that wraps around you like a soft white silk cloth. Each area you step into awes you like the peacocks flashing their tail (which you will definitely see there). And the scenery is like a graceful swan just slightly bowing its head waiting for you to admire it (and you will see that too).
It would spoil the fun and surprise to describe the whole garden, so I'll share some of the highlights with you; like a MTV teaser clip.
There is a beautiful lake which I would say is the centrepiece of the garden. On one side of the lake is a small wooden house protected by trees. When you sit on the edge of the house looking out at the lake you'll think you're in another world. There are small stones that you can step on to cross certain parts of the water too.
There are beautiful flowers all over the garden, including an area which has many roses, popping out of the ground forming a spiral for you to twirl around like a princess watching petals fall gently from the vines that hang over a gate. This is where I have seen quite a few wedding shots been taken.
There is also a small area that looks like the backyard garden found in a traditional Japanese house, as well as a long walkway with tall trees arching over you at the end of the tour of the garden that's as romantic as in the Korean drama where the autumn leaves are falling.
I think this is truly a place you have to visit to feel the spirit of nature. This is a place I often visit to clear my head, de-stress and feel beautiful from inside my soul out; this is my secret garden. And I am very happy to share my secret garden with you.
The Japanese garden is located about 30mins walk from Auburn station; between Auburn, Berala and Granville. There is free parking right outside the garden. Entry to the garden is free for locals and $4 for non-locals.
Next to the garden is a bird sanctuary and a picnic park with BBQ stoves and large grass areas to play soccer . There is also a bike trail for those who would like to bring their bike for a ride.
Please let me know after you visit what you think!