Posted in Chinese Garden of friendship, conservation, Darling Harbour, green cities, Sydney

Green Cities

The Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbour, Sydney is a perfect example where a big city can have a natural place which is appreciated for its beauty and tranquility. A place where people can go to get away from it all and get into a more contemplative, restful mood. A place where people can just sit and rest, become inspired and feel the benefit of being with nature. Sydney now has a commitment to creating a green city and the efforts are noticed and appreciated. In Adelaide we have the Himeji Gardens and even though South Terrace is quite green and has some lovely garden areas opposite all the big buildings, the Himeji Gardens are a firm and popular favourite because they are so beautifully  designed and have an air of peace and harmony. All cities need spaces where people can get away from it all but they also need spaces where wild life can belong to our lifestyle. These gardens are good examples of how it can be done.


Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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