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A Chinese Garden in Wellington – Fundraising begins

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The proposal to build a Chinese garden in Wellington is entering a new phase as resource consent has  been granted. the construction of the Garden is expected to commence next year (2018) provided the Chinese community raises its share of the funds to enable construction to start.

Wellington City Council has secured significant support from sister-city relationships with Xiamen and Beijing in China and from other Chinese cities associated with Wellington.

The proposal has the endorsement of Chinese President Xi Jinping and New Zealand then Prime Minister John Key, who witnessed the signing of the agreement between the Mayors of Xiamen and Wellington, to build the garden.

The Wellington Chinese Garden Society is tasked with raising $1,000,000 as the community’s share of the $6,500,000 project. . They invite all Chinese families, businesses, societies and organisations, as well as the general public, to donate generously in order to bring the Garden of Beneficence into reality.

The Tea Pavilion
The Tea Pavilion

The planned location of the Garden of Beneficence is on the Wellington waterfront in Frank Kitts Park (for more details, see pages 10 – 18 in the Chinese Garden of Beneficence brochure.

Fund-raising Launch

On Wednesday 12 April 2017, the Wellington Chinese Garden Society will hold an official fund-raising launch at the Wharewaka Function Centre, 2 Taranaki Street, next to The Boatshed, on the waterfront, in Wellington. 

The function will be attended by the Chinese Ambassador, the Mayor and City Councillors, some MPs and invited guests.  The Mayor will officially launch the fund-raising project at this function.

The Wellington Chinese Garden Society gratefully acknowledges all donations and pledges and the support of participating groups.

For the Donation/Pledge Form. click HERE 

Donations received will be held in a Trust account and along with pledges will only be called upon when the building process begins.

NZCFS Wellington Branch strongly supports the Wellington Chinese Garden Society and was a founding member of the Society.

For more information please contact Dr Robert Lau, NZCFS Wellington, email: robertlau@clear.net.nz, mobile +64 27 4323486,