Peppermint Park / Wita Wirra (Park 18)
Wita wirra translates to peppermint place in Kaurna language, and this park includes the Osmond and Himeji Gardens.
The park has many historic garden beds, with the Himeji Gardens representing an important example of modern Japanese garden design.
Take a closer look at the Adelaide Park Lands on this map.
The closing times of the Himeji hours are:
- October: 7.30pm
- November: 8pm
- December: 8.30pm
- January: 8.30pm
- February: 8pm
March to end of Daylight Saving: 7.30pm
Excepting Sunday's which will always be at 7.30pm.
- 5.30pm everyday.
2 billion grains of sand in the Himeji Garden are raked each year.
Did You Know?
The Mayor of Himeji sent exotic fish for the official opening in 1985 – all were eaten by birds!
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"When you walk through the gates of the Himeji gardens it's like you're in another world. So tranquil and peaceful."
Himeji Gardens Map and Factsheet (PDF, 1.3MB)