Gory'u Japanese Gardens

Little Hartley, NSW, 2790

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Gory'u Japanese Gardens is a showcase for a huge variety of Japanese Maples and Conifers of all colours. 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.

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The Gardens

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.

Special Event Dates

AprilTuesday 23 to Tuesday 30 8:00AM - 5:00AM
MayWednesday 01 to Thursday 30 8:00AM - 5:00AM

Opening Times

Gory'u is open from 8.00am to 5:30 pm 7 Days by appointment for 10 or more persons. or just phone before you come!
Enjoy now the Autumn Foliage of the Garden and the magnificent colours of the Japanese Maples.

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 8-6.

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

Location & Contact Info

  • 85 Baaners Ln
  • Little Hartley, NSW, 2790

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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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 of ...

Maple Springs Nursery

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.

The 'Suikinkutsu' underground water harp

Magnificent Authentic Japanese Gardens
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.  More Info »

I am contented. 'ware, tada taru (wo) shiru'

I am to be contented. 'ware, tada taru (wo) shiru'

The Tsukubai, a stone wash-basin used in the Japanese tea ceremony

Japanese Zen garden design generally featuring distinctive larger rock formations arranged amidst a sweep of smooth pebbles (small, carefully selected polished river rocks) raked into linear patterns that facilitate meditation one of the best viewing points in the GARDEN  More Info »

Nakakuguri Gateway The Gateway to the roji path

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

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