What's blooming in the Chinese Garden this Spring?
The Chinese Garden of Friendship is painted in pink this spring with a beautiful array of flowers blooming all around. Magnolias, Forest Pansies, Azaleas, Clivias and Chinese Plum Blossoms make for stunning surrounds for your serene sunny day Sydney stroll.
Azaleas are not uncommon as you probably see them in your neighbour's or even your own backyard. However, the scale and size of the bloom in the Chinese Garden makes this a special scene of the year that can’t be missed. The Chinese name literally translates to “soak the mountain red”, exactly what they are doing right now.
This tree has been standing in the corner standing dormant all winter long and very suddenly many little rosy flower buds have burst through from the bare branches. The Forest Pansy represents brotherhood according to ancient Chinese legend.
Magnolia have been in bloom for a while in the Garden, still demanding your absolute attention. Come to see them quick as they will be gone when the full spring season pushes in.
It's showtime in spring for the Clivia, Bush Lily or the 'Nobleman’s Orchid' as it is affectionately called in China. The orange and yellow colours are ready to burst out everywhere in the Garden in October.
A cross between the Chinese Plum Blossom and the purple-leaved plum, the Prunus Blireiana are the most recent arrivals in the Garden. Chinese Plum Blossom, also called Chinese Prunus Mume are one of the traditional flowers that feature in the first month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar Year.