A country zen garden in the highlands of New South Wales. Graced by 10 tall pine trees, ‘forest’, this garden is designed to represent the islands and sea of Japan. Newly established, the pristine white quartz pebbles are raked into calm patterns of the sea, swirls and circles. Surrounded by Japanese floral plants, camellias, azaleas, bamboo, conifers, maples, cherry blossoms. With lush emerald green grassy areas, come and relax, meditate and rake the gravel.
Celebrate the Japanese annual festivals, with cultural activities, organises such as origami, green tea, calligraphy, Obon dancing, watercolour art, language lessons and the taste of Japan. The white quartz garden is 7 x 7 metres in size with the remaining garden area 20 x 20m in size. Birdlife comes to visit the tall pines, four native caged birds are on-site to delight your children. Complimentary tea, coffee, green tea are available, Japanese miso soup, ramen, rice crackers and sweets are available for purchase. Health measures in place.
You are able to hire the facility for a private hour of meditation or dry gravel zen garden raking. Make a kokedama hanging moss ball plant, a bonsai or book a private/small group watercolour art workshop. The host Christine welcomes you warmly into the delights of Fujisawa Mori Zen Garden, Irrashaimase!
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The Adult entry price is $20. This price is comparable to Kyoto Zen Gardens in Japan such as at the famous Ryoanji Temple or Golden Pavilion.