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Canberra Beijing Garden

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by Sue W (subscribe)
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Published July 29th 2015
Beijing Garden - blossoms & BBQ's
The Beijing Garden is located at Lotus Bay on Lake Burley Griffin, adjacent to Nara Park and Lennox Gardens.

Completed in November 2014, these gardens are a Canberra Centenary gift from the Beijing Municipal Government. A team of Chinese artisans came from China to create the garden's sculptures and pavilion using traditional Chinese stone masonry and methods. They also created the paths, rock gardens and beautiful landscaping using the same methods.

Beijing Gardens, Canberra, BBQ areas, picnic areas
The gardens are designed in the Imperial Garden style of the Qing Dynasty.

Canberra Beijing Park, Lennox gardens, Canberra
Handcrafted walkways and stairs made by Chinese stonemasons.

The main pavilion by the lake was built using marble and timber imported from China and using traditional building methods, such as interlocking joints.

As you walk around the peaceful, reflective gardens there are traditional sculptures to admire.

Stone of Appreciation from Tai Lake, Canberra Beijing Gardens, Lennox Gardens, Canberra, BBQ area
Stone of Appreciation from Tai Lake - this piece of limestone is from Tai Lake near Shanghai. Limestone pieces such as these were often used as garden ornaments in the Tang Dynasty.

Han Dynasty Stone Pictograph, Canberra Beijing Garden, Lennox Garden, Canberra, BBQ area
Stone sculptures depicting Chinese mythology.

With Spring almost upon us it is a beautiful reserve on Lotus Bay to enjoy scenic lake views and have a BBQ at one of the two BBQ areas near the gardens.

There is also another BBQ area closeby at Lennox Gardens.

BBQ area on Lotus Bay, Canberra Beijing Garden, Lennox Garden, Canberra
One of the BBQ areas on Lotus Bay

Canberra Beijing Garden is a spiritual garden to wander through whilst enjoying the scent of the flowering blossoms. With so many beautiful reserves and parks along Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra Beijing Garden would have to be one of the highlights for us all to enjoy.

Canberra Beijing Garden, Canberra, BBQ areas, Lake Burley Griffin
Blossoms flowering early before Spring (photos taken in the last days of July!).

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Why? A peaceful place to reflect and enjoy Lake Burley Griffin
When: Open all year around, free.
Where: Park at the Lennox Gardens carpark in Yarralumla and walk left through the gardens to Canberra Beijing Garden.
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