A Closer Look at The Chinese Garden of Friendship

Story Title: A Closer Look at The Chinese Garden of Friendship
Episode: Five
Broadcast Date: 31st March 2012
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

Trevor visits the beautiful Chinese Garden of Friendship, a must see tourist attraction for anyone visiting Sydney.

Interesting Facts About the Chinese Gardens

  • The Chinese community in Sydney initiated the gardens so they could share their rich cultural heritage with Australians.
  • The garden is governed by the Taoist principles of ‘Yin-Yang’ and incorporates the 5 elements of earth, fire, water, metal and wood into every aspect of the design.
  • The grounds are a scaled-down version of a typical private garden from the Shang dynasty 3000 years ago.
  • The garden is open daily from 9:30am 5:30pm and is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.
  • Some of the garden highlights include Dragon Rock, the Dragon Wall and the Twin Pavilion


Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
PO Box N408
Grosvenor Place NSW, 1220
T: (02) 9240 8500
E: visitorinformation@shfa.nsw.gov.au