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Nerima Gardens

Queens Park, Ipswich, Queensland 4305, Australia
+61 7 3810 6666
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Okay if you like trimmed plants

Very controlled environment. Beautiful, but totally domesticated. Not really my cup of tea but i... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Slightly_Wst_of_Sane
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The Catlins, New Zealand
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Great to visit any time

These Japanese themed gardens are well worth visiting. Great for a special occassion gathering or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim D
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Ipswich, Australia
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Tucked away in Ipswich's gracious and historical Queens Park is Nerima Gardens - Japanese gardens designed in consultation with Ipswich's Japanese sister city, Nerima. This idyllic retreat is a wonderful way to wind down your visit to Queens Park or take a break between enjoying its other numerous attractions. The picture-perfect self-contained gardens sit behind the historic caretaker's cottage and feature a series of winding paths through fir trees and Australian native plants - some of which are indigenous to Ipswich. There, you'll really appreciate the serenity and aesthetic beauty of the pretty flowers, and experience a model traditional Japanese tea house and a small verandah overlooking a stream. There are also boardwalks over an ornamental lake where you can feel the tranquillity of being serenaded by constant running water.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Queens Park, Ipswich, Queensland 4305, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very controlled environment. Beautiful, but totally domesticated. Not really my cup of tea but i bet some people would love it!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These Japanese themed gardens are well worth visiting. Great for a special occassion gathering or photo shoot. There are also plenty of water birds a very big lizards running around the area.

Thank Jim D
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Thought this would be just another garden. Oh, how wrong I was. Nerima gardens are a celebration of the relationship between Ipswich and the town of Nerima in Tokyo. The park is centred around an ornate lake with a series of paths that surround the...More

Thank Matt J
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Lovely gardens. Always beautiful. Had our wedding photos taken here. Lots of ducks, turtles and water dragons.

Thank Gavin M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Nice walk through these gardens. Not only poular with people but lots of dragons - large and small. Having been to Japan mot as good as other gardens visited but go for a pleasant walk.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Having lived in Ipswich for 6 years I have only just found this place. It has beautiful Japanese themed gardens and keeps you cool while you are strolling around due to the canopy of trees. Plenty of wildlife and water features. A lovely place that...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens local wildlife and gorgeius pond with bridges - plenty of great spots for photos or videoing - we were part of a bridal party. Weather was perfect.

Thank Roxanne A
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Spent a very relaxing hour wandering around the gardens, strolling along the paths, thru all the shaded trees and bamboo, taking in the ponds, and watching the lizards basking on the sunny afternoon.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The gardens are convenient but seem to always be quiet and peaceful. lovely place for a relaxing sojourn from the hectic parts of daily life. Our grandchildren love walking around the gardens and always seem to find lizards, birds and other things to discover.

Thank Kev H
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

The gardens are beautifully maintained & wonderful to stroll around or sit under a shady tree for a bit of relaxation. A must visit for tourists & locals.

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