A garden of national significance
A perfect miniature of a traditional Chinese landscape painting, Lan Yuan Dunedin Chinese Garden is a study in harmony and tranquility. 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. Consider purchasing as a gift, or a gift to yourself, an annual pass which allows for unlimited entry to Lan Yuan for 12 months where you can enjoy the summer sun, the stunning autumn colours, the winter reflections and the flourishing growth in spring.