17 Aug 2020
What’s flowering at the Chinese Garden of Friendship right now?
There's always something to admire in the Chinese Garden all year round. From lush greenery to sneaky little water dragons, discover springtime in Sydney by paying a visit during this time of year.
Eastern Water Dragons
The keepers of the Garden, rare and elusive in Winter. These shy Eastern Water Dragons can be spotted when you walk around the Garden nowadays, posing perfectly for your photograph. If you get a little too close you may be surprised with a splash as they take a swim in the water.
The Camellia was first planted domestically in China during the Third Century. It wasn’t until the 1800s that the species of Camellia Japonica was introduced from Japan which is why it now has a Japanese name. The Chinese Garden's Camellia have been flowering since Autumn, mid-August is the last chance to see them in the Garden before you have to wait another year for their blooms.