The Japanese Garden is located within the grounds of the Campbelltown Arts Centre. The gardens were created around the traditional Japanese Teahouse, a generous gift from Koshihgaya City in Japan to celebrate Australia’s Bicentenary in 1988.
The Japanese Garden celebrates the sister city relationship between Campbelltown and Koshigaya.
The Garden symbolises the beliefs and religion of both Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, and Zen Buddhism.
The garden features a cascading waterfall, koi pond, timber bridges, flagstone paths, meticulously pruned shrubs and trees and of course, the 16th Century designed teahouse, handmade by Japanese craftsmen. Behind the teahouse, you will also find a traditional Kara-San-Sui (raked sand garden) and viewing bench.
The aim of the garden is to obtain quiet solitude, otherwise known as ‘wabi’. The design represents elegant simplicity, lending itself to contemplation and heightened awareness.
The Japanese Garden can be hired for private use for photography and ceremonies through the Campbelltown Arts Centre. For information of hours and prices, contact the reception team on (02) 4645 4100.