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Published September 12th 2016
Not Just for Green Thumbs
The Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden is young by botanical garden standards, with development commencing as recent as 1999. There are four distinctive gardens within the grounds, which includes a Shoyoen Garden, Sensory Gardens, the Biodiversity Garden and the Oasis Valley.
Entrance to Shoyoen Garden
A formal Japanese gate is the entrance to the Shoyoen Garden – a Japanese-style garden which is maintained by Friends of the Dubbo regional Botanic Garden, as well as annual visits by gardeners from Dubbo's sister city, Minokamo. It is regarded as one of the best examples of the Shoyoen style of garden within Australia.
In the Shoyoen Garden
The Garden is in East Dubbo – just off Coronation Drive. It is open from 9 am to 4 pm from Monday to Friday and 9.30 am to 4.30 pm on weekends. It is closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and the morning of Anzac Day.