Gory'u Japanese Gardens

Little Hartley, NSW, 2790

Gory'u Japanese Gardens

As seen on BETTA HOMES AND GARDENS FRI 13th 2020 Gory'u Japanese Gardens is a showcase of Japanese Maples and Conifers . There are some 28 Japanese Lanterns, 12 Basins, 13 Ornamental Bridges, Waterfall, 4 Suikinkutsu (water harp), Shishi-Odoshi (deer/kangaroo scarer) Moon viewing Platforms, Lake, Stream and exceptional panoramic views towards Sugar Loaf Mountain, Mt York and Hassans Walls. Visit the gardens during our open days and our Maple Springs Nursery open every day Mon - Sun 8.30-5.30

Special Event - Coming up next

Granite Zig Zag Bridge imported From Kyoto Japan

Give yourself an hour or more to discover our typical Japanese inspired gardens containing hundreds of maple varieties around ponds, mini waterfalls, rockeries, stones, gravels and hand-made bridges and islands.Look for The Suikinkutsu X5,
Nakakuguri Gateway,Mt Fuji borrowed scenery,Mt York borrowed scenery,Moon viewing platform,full moon bridge,
'ware, tada taru (wo) shiru', (contented with life)zenigata coin basin .
and the Dragon Stream.

Hachiman Shrine REPLICA!!!!

the new 4 Sounded Suikinkutsu  More Info »

Opening Times

Gory'u is open from 7.00am to 5:00 pm 7 Days by appointment for 10 TO 20 persons. due to Corona Virus or just phone before you come!
Enjoy now the Spring Characteristics and Foliage of the Garden and the magnificent colours of the Dwarf Bamboo ,Camellias and soon to flower Magnolias..
Gory'u will be officially open again 19th September 2020 till 30th November 2020 MT FUJI CHERRIES OUT THIS WEEKEND!!

Entry Fee: $20

Adults $20, Seniors/Pensioners $15
Students $13
Families $40
Schools and Coach groups of 10 or more are offered discount rates and a guided tour of the gardens will be included (bookings essential).
Garden visits outside of advertised open days by appointment only. Maple Springs Nursery is open 7 days 9am-5pm
Tea and Coffee by appointment.

Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Not Suitable for children

Location & Contact Info

  • 85 Baaners Lane
  • Little Hartley, NSW, 2790

Note: Please park at the entrance to the property and walk slight hill to the office and information shed to the right and wait for instructions!

Local Climate Zone: 8-9 - Cool Temperate to Alpine

Summer avg. Max: 24°C Winter avg. Min: 2°C
Avg Frost Days:57
Annual Rainfall avg: 1120mm. Summer avg. 361mm.
No. of rainy days: 51 Winter avg. 199mm.

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Feat. Better Homes & Gardens - Mar 2020

Garden Guide

Maple Springs Nursery and Gory'u Japanese Gardens
History and concept of the Gardens

After our search and discovery of vacant acreage in the picturesque Hartley Valley in 1994 we found this site. To us it was obvious that it had the possibility ...

Maple Springs Nursery Wisteria

At Maple Springs Nursery we have over 250 varieties of Japanese Maples. largest collection in Australia as well as Conifers Trees and shrubs. We specialize in cold climate trees with thousands to choose from. We also stock products for Bonsai's, statues and much much more.

counter the stress and visit the NURSERY

The Kotoji Lantern
the most photographed lantern in Kanazawa Japan in the world

Late sunset over the lake  More Info »


Maple springs nursery and Gardens OPEN


Over 8.5 Acres of Nursery and Gardens
Covers all 6 of the major elements of a true Japanese Garden
Water,Ornaments,Spaciousness,Borrowed Scenery,piece and Tranquility
Plant material,Bridges etc.
An OASIS IN A DRY CLIMATE a continual work in progress
and only 1 hr from Sydney.

see the new Torii Gate 6 weeks in the making plus several years looking for the materials and traveling back and forth to Ryoan-ji
Temple Kyoto for the measurements.
WOW WOW WOW !!!! a must see

Dear Customers,
We are open for business as usual.
Garden and Nursery hours are 8:30am - 5:30pm 7 days

We value your custom and health that Maple Springs Nursery and Gory'u Japanese Gardens are following the advice and protocols of the government Health authorities in relation to the recommended precautions for protection and safety against the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus).
We are practicing the recommended social and physical distancing of at least 1.5m.
10 PERSONS ONLY IN A GROUP or BUSES! separate into distant singles, pairs or small groups only!!!

We continue to sanitize surfaces commonly touched by customers
We ask you please, to also practice the government Health recommendations if you wish to visit the Garden or nursery. Same for visitation and deliveries to your property.

We are here to help you!

Margaret and Alan are happy to assist you via phone or email. We can deliver products or store them at our premises until a suitable time for you to pick up, if that is more convenient.

We wish all of you the best of health and encourage you to care for yourselves and assist in caring for and protecting the wider community with us. We are all in this together.

Kind Regards,

Alan & Margaret Jackson

Maple Springs Nursery & Gory'u Japanese Gardens
Specialist Growers of Japanese Maples & Conifers
P | 02 63 552140 M | 0414879082,  More Info »


Look at the spring characteristics of all the Japanese Maples Conifers Trees and shrubs .

The Gateway to the roji path 'Nakakuguri' and to the Nijiriguchi (crawl through doorway)

This is the Magnificent colours of the Swamp or Bald Cypress Autumn  More Info »

Visitor Comments

Incredible hard work, dealing with lack of water as well, Margaret & Alan are very dedicated to their beautiful Japanese Garden, well worth a visit.
Robyn - October 2019
Thank you Margaret for your lovely hospitality during our visit last week. We were travelling from Parkes to Sydney and had a beautiful and restful stopover in your magnificent Japanese garden. Thanks so much for opening to the public.
Lynette - September 2019
Wow. We turned up Wednesday afternoon, Sun shining. Alan led us into the the gardens, explaining each feature as we passed. The view across the lake from the Moon Viewing Platform was breathtaking. Autumn had mostly run its course and there were only a few trees exhibiting the brilliant colour that would have been there a week earlier. Must go back in Spring.
Sed - May 2019

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