New way to view Shoyoen Garden

Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens, Elizabeth Park (Shoyoen) Japanese gardens has had a welcomed addition.

“Council staff along with assistance from Japanese gardeners from our Sister City Minokamo, have worked together to complete this view deck,” Manager Horticulture Services Ben Pilon said.

“Construction started 24 September, 2016 and although it was delayed by the recent rainfall it was completed Tuesday 4 October, 2016.”
“This project has seen a mix of both Australian and Japanese styles incorporated, which portrays the relationship of our sister city.”

“Structural components have been constructed using Australian timber, (hardwood Iron Bark) to allow a longer lifespan, it is also a more structural timber compared to the Japanese Style timbers, as they are more a soft wood which wouldn’t cope in our environment.”

“We have incorporated the Japanese style by installing a bamboo balustrade, techniques of installation and design of which are typically Japanese and were taught to Council staff during the recent visit.”
“This addition to the gardens will be a huge benefit to the community and visitors to the City by adding another great spot within this fantastic gifted garden for weddings, photos or just simply to enjoy the view of the beautiful rock water fountain,” Mr Pilon added.


Media contact:

Dubbo Regional Council Manager Horticultural Services Ben Pilon (02) 6801 4000.

Last Edited: 12 Oct 2016

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