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Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden

Near Luna Park | via Clark Park, Lavender St, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060 N.S.W., Australia
+61 2 9936 8100
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Great Park

I take my 33 month old son here quite often. Great end to to walk from Luna Park to Lavender bay... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
skwogler2
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Artarmon, Australia
secret tranquility

This garden is absolutely amazing. The views are wonderful, the plants are beautiful, the work... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nazzal26
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North Sydney, Australia
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Everyone needs a secret garden in their life and you’re invited to visit Wendy's, a public garden and much loved oasis in the heart of Sydney. Located a short walk over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or stroll from Milsons Point and North Sydney train stations, the Secret Garden is a haven where you can explore meandering pathways discovering sculptures; enjoy a picnic basket or read a book at one of the tables beneath the garden’s canopy; or simply enjoy the nature and serenity of your beautiful surrounds. You may even stumble across a fairy. Created over 20 years by artist Wendy Whiteley, wife and muse of Australian artist Brett Whiteley, the Secret Garden is nestled behind Luna Park in one of Sydney's most spectacular suburbs, Lavender Bay. While its free and open seven days a week, there are steep inclines and a range of steps. Visitors with limited mobility may only be able to access the uppermost sections of the garden but we're sure you'll enjoy your visit.
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Near Luna Park | via Clark Park, Lavender St, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060 N.S.W., Australia
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+61 2 9936 8100
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I take my 33 month old son here quite often. Great end to to walk from Luna Park to Lavender bay. Lots of slides and other unique playground equipment for active children to play on.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is absolutely amazing. The views are wonderful, the plants are beautiful, the work that has gone in to this garden is incredible. Once you know the reason why Wendy started this garden it makes you appreciate it even more. It would be a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This garden is one of the best kept secrets in Sydney. It was worth a visit and was very tranquil. You could walk there from Milsons Point or the North Sydney train station. We could not believe we had not been there previously. You can...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although supposedly a Secret, we were easily able to find these gardens which were attractive. Unfortunately it was very cool the time that we visited - this would have been really nice to view in warmer weather.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a lovely place to explore and absorb a leafy quiet corner of Sydney. Take some time - or even a picnic - but leave the pram at home!

Thank Louise C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely and special place away from the hustle and bustle. It is done beautifully and all you want is a book and the hours will fly by. Have a short stroll down to the harbour then make your way back up the hill....More

Thank PEPPERPOTS99
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This secluded shaded garden spot up on the hill by the water at Lavender Bay is a wonderful testimony to the decades of work by the wife of Australian artist Brett Whitely, whose artistic planting vision is as colourful as the art her husband is...More

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

What an exceptional garden. Even when it is not in full bloom, it provides a litle space of tranquility where one is simply drawn into spending time to relax and enjoy the incredible views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and its surrounds.

Thank FyingKiwi
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

We went to Wendy Secret Garden before going to dinner at Circular Quay. After taking a short train ride to North Sydney, we began walking down hill toward the bay. At the entrance of the garden there is a small Indian restaurant with the best...More

Thank blue_ring001
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

What a beautiful little secret garden we actually found by accident. Now I have read the story behind the garden I am even more impressed. Wendy has created a beautiful legacy for young and old to enjoy for many years to come . I would...More

Thank Michelle C
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Response from rogeria l | Reviewed this property |
sorry for this late response. Anytime is a good time to visit this special natural area within a large city. A fine day makes it more enjoyable of course.
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8 January 2018|
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Response from raura | Reviewed this property |
I would catch the train. A long walk from St Leonards.
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