WARRNAMBOOL’S Japanese garden is undergoing a refreshment, with works being carried out by the city council.
Work is being carried out on the pavilion garden and signage, as well as entrance threshold upgrade works.
It is expected it will be completed within two weeks. There is no public access to the gardens during this time.
The Grafton Road garden celebrates the sister-city relationship between Miura, Japan and Warrnambool. It was designed using Japanese garden design principles and built using indigenous plants and locally sourced materials.
The garden elements represent the geographical connection between Australia and Japan.
The two stones set in the bordered quartz are crane and turtle rocks representing fidelity and longevity and are accompanied by a single Banksia serrata, the first plant placed in the garden. This site was blessed in 1998 by Kannushi Yoneda, a Shinto Priest from Miura.