- Parks & Gardens
The Miyazu Gardens are located just outside of Nelson City, next to the Founders Heritage Park. Celebrating Nelson’s relationship with its Japanese sister city, the gardens symbolise the culture and spirituality of our Japanese friends.
Utterly peaceful and serene, the gardens feature still reflective ponds, exotic plantings, tranquil fountains and gorgeous footbridges. Bonsai and Cherry trees adorn the landscape, and spring blossoms unveil a vibrant pink setting. Pondside pavilions, stone basins and abstract gardens are symbolic of the Japanese culture, as well as being a relaxing place for people from all walks of life to enjoy.
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