The Chinese Garden of Friendship was designed by Sydney's Chinese sister city, Guangzhou in China. The gardens were developed on a site in Darling Harbour near Chinatown complementing the areas already rich Chinese heritage and culture. The gardens were officially opened in 1988 as part of Sydney's bicentennial celebrations and they were named the Garden of Friendship symbolising the bond bestablished between China and Australia.
Being one of the few public traditional Chinese gardens outside China they offer a rare insight into Chinese heritage and culture. One of the interesting features of the gardens is that you can not see the whole garden from any point within them.
The garden has a number of other noteworthy features including the Dragon Wall sybolising the bond between New South Wales and Guangzhou, the Water Pavillion of Lotus Fragrance, the Twin Pavillion and The Tea House that offers traditional Chinese tea and other refreshments.
Family $15.00 (2A+2C.
Open every day of the year 9.30 am to 5.00 pm, closed Christmas Day.