- We are open under the COVID Orange traffic light setting. Vaccine passes are required to enter this facility. People must use the NZ COVID Tracer app and wear a face covering. Opening hours are 10am to 5pm. For information on what’s happening with DCC facilities and services please visit www.dunedin.govt.nz/COVID-19
A Garden of National Significance
Most cherished in this mundane world is a place without traffic, truly in the midst of a city there can be mountain and forest.
A perfect miniature of a traditional Chinese landscape painting, this Garden encapsulates the essence of nature. It was built to take you on a journey to a greater understanding of history, culture, heritage and tradition.
Its origins come from a desire to celebrate the city's Chinese heritage and its valuable sister city relationship with Shanghai.
If you think one visit is enough, you'll be pleasantly surprised. The Garden changes with the seasons and vistas and hidden corners appear unexpectedly so you see something different every time you visit.
Come and relax, drink tea, bring a picnic, try some puzzles and games or simply wander and soak up the tranquility of the only truly authentic Chinese Scholar's Garden in the Southern Hemisphere.