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Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden

Near Luna Park | via Clark Park, Lavender St, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
+61 2 9936 8100
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Super Cute

Wondered through here at 7am in the morning when it was empty. Just super cute and relaxing with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachael C
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Perth, United Kingdom
A nice peaceful escape into nature :)

My friend bought me here for an afternoon tea picnic and a relaxing chat. We enjoyed exploring the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
841s
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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“lavender bay” (44 reviews)
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Near Luna Park | via Clark Park, Lavender St, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wondered through here at 7am in the morning when it was empty. Just super cute and relaxing with nice views of the harbour bridge. Worth checking out

Thank Rachael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend bought me here for an afternoon tea picnic and a relaxing chat. We enjoyed exploring the nature here and the stunning views of the water and Luna Park and the Harbour Bridge on one side :) Clearly not many people know about this...More

Thank 841s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked through the garden on the way to Lavender Bay for a night on a boat. Beautiful location and well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Thank Mick J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

can get lost in the little secret garden for hours on a sunny day with a good book. a credit to the volunteers who keep it looking at its best, and can easily keeping walking around in the lavender bay area...

Thank whalank
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Take a walk through here after a lunch at the nearby RSL. Tranquil and a nice walk around Lavender Bay to Luna Park. Please take your rubbish.

Thank Mulloes
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit. Fun for children. Beautiful pathways and flowers. On the waterfront. Good exercise too!

Thank Bella2021
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

From this generous family to the people. A much needed green belt amidst city life. Full of quirky seating spots, picnic areas, historical remnants, bird life & interesting botany. A place for celebrations, some exquisite views & reflection. A gift to all who take the...More

Thank foodthatsings
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We were out for a walk looking for a way down to the shore. We came across this garden unexpectantly. If you are in the area, then seek it out - you will not be disappointed.

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We really enjoyed this garden and didn't even know it was there. It was the start of a lovely walk around Lavender Bay and the harbour.

Thank donatomovska
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Easily accessible ,easy parking. Delightful walk through another park and under the old railway line to a small park on the edge of the waterways, looking at the bridge and opera house. Then you wander into the secret garden. Many places to sit, eat(bring your...More

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793robyn
26 October 2017|
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Katie_em
12 August 2017|
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Unsure of question sorry?
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Karen A
14 April 2017|
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Response from Taffryn | Reviewed this property |
Hi Karen - I don't know what the council regulations are but I did see several people with dogs on leads walking through, and past, the garden. Hope that helps, Kathy
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