Chinese Garden of Friendship, Darling Harbour

A listing of the Chinese Garden of Friendship, Darling Harbour on the National Trust Register is being finalized.

The garden was designed in China, constructed under Chinese supervision and with Chinese artisans, making the garden rare beyond the Chinese mainland. It has spiritual value for the followers of the Taoist philosophy and social value in terms of the relationship between the government of New South Wales and the governments of Guangdong and Shanghai and contains numerous rock sculptures, buildings and other features donated by the Chinese province governments. Its Dragon Wall is unique in that the dragons were constructed from ceramic pieces built into an open frame to allow the wall to be viewed from all directions.

The Garden with its range of pavilions, lakes, waterfalls, statuary, paintings, plantings, landscapes, courtyards and penjing (the Chinese forerunner to Japanese Bonsai plants) has exceptional beauty and is regarded as one of the finest such gardens outside of China.