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Lennox Gardens

Japanese plantings in Canberra Nara Peace Park
Views across Lake Burley Griffin to the Brindabella Ranges
Traditional Chinese gate in the Beijing Garden
Views from the Chinese pavilion in the Beijing Garden towards Lotus Bay
Wide open spaces, tall trees and a Japanese eight-meter-high pagoda
Park bench facing the lake with views of Black Mountain and Telstra Tower
Canberra Nara Candle Festival
Japanese plantings in Canberra Nara Peace Park
Views across Lake Burley Griffin to the Brindabella Ranges
Traditional Chinese gate in the Beijing Garden
Views from the Chinese pavilion in the Beijing Garden towards Lotus Bay
Wide open spaces, tall trees and a Japanese eight-meter-high pagoda

Overview

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.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 8 reviews

“Canberra Rotary Peace Bell”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 11mos ago by Michael R

Lennox Gardens is also home to the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell. The first World Peace Bell was unveiled in 1954 and is located at the United Nations compound in New York. The Canberra peace bell was...

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“Nara Peace Park is the Highlight”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by Ben D

Great garden with a great view. The kids loved running around the Nara Peace Park. Found the Beijing gardens a bit garish, but can see why some would like it.

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

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4yrs ago by TheShis

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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  • Barbeque
  • Carpark
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet