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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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So peaceful!

We walked here from Mary McKillop House. Beautiful views to the Harbour Bridge. A small botanical... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Love this wonderful spot!

Love this beautiful place! We've spend a wonderful afternoon in the garden with four little... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Castricum, The Netherlands
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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
+61 2 9936 8100
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked here from Mary McKillop House. Beautiful views to the Harbour Bridge. A small botanical garden for the public to enjoy free of charge.

Thank warners1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love this beautiful place! We've spend a wonderful afternoon in the garden with four little children and a picnic basket.

Thank Luciadymphna
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk along a path from Sydney Lunar Park at Milsons Point around the harbour shoreline will take you to "Wendy Whitely's Secret Garden",...secret meaning there are no signs or directions to find it....but when you do...it is well worth the effort. Following the...More

Thank rogeria l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful spot to go wandering through, sit and read a good book, enjoy a day with someone you love, feel totally disconnected to the business of Sydney but being right in the heart of it.

Thank Regan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The garden is huge, just lovely, peaceful and tranquil -layout interesting , gardeners have recycled so much ,a few stairs and steep areas to deal with but has been made quite safe.(bring your joggers) The area around Wendy's house has lots of tables and seats...More

Thank schifferle2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a very relaxing stroll thourgh beautiful gardens and fantastic views of the harbour and bridge. A real secret find!

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a beautiful ramble through this lovely garden, which is a short walk from along the boardwalk from Luna Park.

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 3 January 2018

What a beautiful place to lose yourself in and wHile away the hours. Second visit for me on a trip to Sydney and I loved seeing things I missed on first visit or that have been added since last. Its a magical spot for children...More

Thank JScott09
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We visited the garden on a bike tour (although we had read about it and would have visited anyway). The garden is lovely and quaint, you could have a quick pass through or relax here, a very versatile place. The story behind the garden is...More

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This secret garden is amazing. Great place to visit and do picnic there. Fantastic view with easy public transport. We parked our car on the street with 1 hour free parking.

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7 January 2018|
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Response from raura | Reviewed this property |
I would catch the train. A long walk from St Leonards.
26 October 2017|
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Response from Wayne C | Reviewed this property |
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Response from pappi_chris | Reviewed this property |
Unsure of question sorry?