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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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Picture perfect

We stumbled across this garden as we made our way to the ferry, and enjoyed exploring for an hour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rachel P
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Melbourne, Australia
Step in time

I enjoyed my visit to Wendy's Garden, This is a must if you are in the area, it is a quiet retreat... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tony H
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Gosford, 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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LOCATION
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 yesterday

We stumbled across this garden as we made our way to the ferry, and enjoyed exploring for an hour. So many nooks and crannies in this beautifully maintained garden, and many people enjoying them.

Thank Rachel P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I enjoyed my visit to Wendy's Garden, This is a must if you are in the area, it is a quiet retreat just down the hill from North Sydney Station, It is steep on the side of the hill however there are enough seats around...More

Thank Tony H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice to see this community garden, which has good places to stop for a picnic or drink. (I feel it is somewhere to call into if you are in the area, rather than make a special trip to see)

Thank Amy G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An exquisite place with lots of carefully crafted paths leading to little nooks and crannies to sit in and reflect. Feels like you are in an amazing bush space while you are actually in the middle of a city. When I was there many people...More

1  Thank Hi D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

quiet, calm, views ...you cant beat it for a retreat on your lunch break from the office Bring your lunch, pull up in a shady spot and RELAX

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked over the harbour bridge to the garden, it only took 20 minutes and what a surprise. No signs to say where it is so we used google maps. It is on a steep slope with lots of different walkways, lots of tables if...More

Thank Annette P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very accessible because it is only a 10 minute walk from Milson's Point station - this is the most amazing garden with paths twisting along the edge of the slope - under a magnificent large old Morton Bay fig tree.

1  Thank Ken P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem if you love plants and wildlife. A real oasis tucked away behind Luna Park with tables and chairs scattered around throughout the garden so you can sit and relax. Not accessible by wheelchair and not a place for children to run around....More

1  Thank Jade0077
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In North Sydney on a hillside which slopes down to Lavender Bay is this special spot. Walkways with steps here and there, these beautiful, terraced gardens have amazing views of the harbour. Check it out if you are in the area.

Thank lane t
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 min walk from my motel brings you to this secret garden, with stunning views. Meandering paths and beautifully layered to entice you to walk around

Thank DubboMuzza
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April 16, 2018|
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Response from Progressive T | Reviewed this property |
Anytime. The colours of the garden and harbour views change with the season.
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Goingwell2016
January 8, 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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793robyn
October 26, 2017|
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Response from Wayne C | Reviewed this property |
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