Lennox Gardens

Lennox Gardens

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Lennox Gardens, set on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, offers beautiful views of Black Mountain, the Brindabella Ranges and the city centre. Kids love the expanse of lush green grass and there's plenty of space to picnic, have a barbeque or just relax under the shade of towering trees. Lennox Gardens is home to two landscaped gifts from Japan and China; each celebrating the sister city links between Canberra, Beijing and Japan’s ancient capital, Nara.

The Beijing Garden is designed in the imperial Chinese garden style of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912); a style symbolic of luxury and refinement. It features a traditional Chinese welcome gate, paths that meander past Chinese stone sculptures and a Chinese pavilion offering a place for quiet retreat to enjoy the garden's serenity.

Canberra Nara Peace Park is the home of the annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival held in October. It features a small Japanese themed garden, traditional wooden gate and gazebo, and a number of iconic cherry blossom trees. A distinctive feature of the park is its "borrowed landscape" or the extension of the park's boundaries to encompass landmarks such as Lake Burley Griffin, Black Mountain, Mount Ainslie and Lotus Bay.
  • Japanese plantings in Canberra Nara Peace Park
    Japanese plantings in Canberra Nara Peace Park
  • Views across Lake Burley Griffin to the Brindabella Ranges
    Views to the Brindabella Ranges
  • Traditional Chinese gate in the Beijing Garden
    Traditional Chinese gate in the Beijing Garden
  • Views from the Chinese pavilion in the Beijing Garden towards Lotus Bay
    Views from the Chinese pavilion in the Beijing Garden towards Lotus Bay
  • Wide open spaces, tall trees and a Japanese eight-meter-high pagoda
    Wide open spaces for the kids to run free
  • Park bench facing the lake with views of Black Mountain and Telstra Tower
    Views of Black Mountain and Telstra Tower
  • Canberra Nara Candle Festival
    Canberra Nara Candle Festival



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Disabled access available, contact operator for details


Lennox Gardens

Flynn Drive, Yarralumla, Australian Capital Territory, Australia





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Ranked #127 of 224 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Ordinary gardens, but don't miss the Beijing garden within.”

Reviewed on 14/01/2020

These are rather ordinary gardens with big lawns of grass, but nothing too unique.
However, the Beijing garden within the Lennox gardens are beautiful.

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“Beautiful views”

Reviewed on 08/01/2020

The Lennox Gardens overlook Lake Burley Griffin and houses the Canberra Beijing Garden and Canberra Nara Peace Park. Relatively easy to access via public transport and is a lovely picnic spot!

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“Beautiful, peaceful gardens”

Reviewed on 30/11/2019

We found out about the Canberra-Nara Peace Park and The Beijing Gardens by accident; but thoroughly enjoyed our visit there. There are several monuments and sculptures throughout the gardens. It is a...

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