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.
Nerima's design takes the visitor on a journey of discovery, with the lower section portraying the ocean and Moreton Bay, while the upper area represents the Ipswich region with its undulating landscape, vegetation and river.
Nerima Gardens is a welcome and relaxing haven along with Queens Park's children's playground, the Ipswich Nature Centre, Queens Park Café and the Environmental Education Centre.
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Lovely gardens. Always beautiful. Had our wedding photos taken here. Lots of ducks, turtles and water dragons. more »
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. more »
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... more »
Great venue for wedding photos
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. more »
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. more »
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