Japanese Gardens (above) was dedicated by Lieutenant
Governor , Iona Campagnolo on May 29th, 2002 to those Japanese
who settled and developed much of Mayne Island. Dinner Bay
Park itself was one such site. The garden is not meant to
be a totally correct Japanese Garden but more one of beauty
for all Mayne Islanders to share. It has been constructed
to date with volunteer labour and monetary donations. There
are work parties every Tuesday and Saturday mornings and
we WELCOME any time you might be able to spare. Donations
be they monetary or plants should be addressed to Don Herbert
The bridge to the island is just been finished as well
as a stone retaining wall which are great assets to the
park. The Lions waterfall is a very refreshing addition
and runs every day on recycled pond water. The Zig Zag bridge
has just recently been constructed in our cool boggy area.
The folklore is that by crossing this bridge you will divest
yourself of any evil spirits as they can only follow you
in straight lines. Try it out !!!
The entrance is through the magnificent new Japanese Torii
( gateway) in Dinner Bay Park Just follow the road behind
the park washrooms and past the Lion's storage building.
For work parties you can enter using the back service gate
by the Oceanwood Resort.
Most of all come out and enjoy YOUR gardens .