Canberra Beijing Garden
The Canberra Beijing Garden is located within Lennox Gardens on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The 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 gate to welcome visitors and paths which meander past sculptures crafted using Chinese stone masonry and a Chinese pavilion offering a place for quiet retreat to enjoy the garden's serenity.
The garden was a centennial gift from the Beijing Municipal Government to the people of Canberra to celebrate the significance of its sister city relationship with the ACT Government.
Facilities and activities
Bubblers, toilets, BBQs and tables are located in the adjacent Lennox Gardens.
About urban parks
Transport Canberra and City Services manages urban parks and open space in Canberra. There are three main types of urban parks in Canberra: town parks, district parks and neighborhood parks. Other landscaped components of the park system include:
- Pedestrian parkland which are corridors of open space provided for pedestrian movement within and between suburbs.
- Semi-natural open spaces which are areas of remnant grazing land or native vegetation, and include creek corridors, hilltop areas, ridges and buffer areas between suburbs.
- Native grassland or woodland sites which contain endangered plant species.
- Major road verges and medians.
- Informal use ovals which are non-irrigated open dryland grass areas for informal sport and recreational use.
- Special purpose areas which are large open spaces dedicated to specialised recreational activities or sporting events.
Plans of management
Plans of management for urban parks identify what is important about the areas and how they are to be managed. A plan of management is intended to provide direction and guidance to the land custodian, management staff, visitors, neighbours, volunteers, and others with an interest in the area.
More information and feedback
For more information or to provide feedback, contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or complete an online feedback form.