Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
As you drive into Nelson on the Atawhai side, there's a little slice of Japan offering a quiet place for a stroll or a spot of contemplation.
The Miyazu Garden celebrates Nelson's relationship with its Japanese sister city. As soon as you walk through the gate made from old timber recycled from the port, the street noise is screened out with an immediate feeling of enclosure. Still reflective ponds, trickling bamboo spouts and melodic cascades enhance the sense of serenity. Doing a circuit of the garden from the entrance you come first to the Dragon Pond, overhung by Jim's Pine, a weathered and windswept 30 year old bonsai
Nelson City Council has aimed to develop a garden of peace and tranquility which will be enhanced as the garden matures.
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Atawhai Drive, Atawhai, Nelson