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Nerima Gardens- A taste of Japan in the heart of Ipswich!
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Nerima Gardens

Located within the boundaries of the iconic Queens Park, Nerima Gardens has been designed in consultation with Ipswich City's sister city Nerima. The philosophy of the garden is to create a place of peace and tranquillity, a place to meet nature and calm the spirit.

The garden is designed to take advantage of the existing vegetation and landform of Queens Park in such a way that the visitor is taken on a journey of discovery, where the perspective of the garden changes and lightens the heart.

Nerima Gardens seeks to capture the elements of a Japanese style garden whilst retaining a distinctly Ipswich identity through the use of local plants including rare and endangered species.

The garden is a picture of the local environment and how Ipswich fits within South East Queensland. The first stage of the garden portrays the ocean with latter stages to be added that will portray more closely the character of the Ipswich region, its rivers, mountainous peaks and vegetation.

Throughout the year gardens are closed on Mondays for maintenance.  However, they will be open on Monday if it is a Public Holiday or during the Queensland School HolidaysSummer Hours

  • Tuesday to Friday - 9:30am to 3:45pm
  • Saturday & Sunday - 9:30am to 5:45pm

Winter Hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday - 9:30am to 3:45pm

Did you know… There is a series of 12 heritage trail guides available that you can use to help you explore some of the most historically significant sites in and around Ipswich.