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Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden

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“lavender bay”(60 reviews)
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...more
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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All reviews lavender bay tables and chairs past luna park winding paths hidden gem old railway tranquil place harbour bridge milsons point an oasis short walk busy city hand rails state government hidden away local residents well worth the effort
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Over the moon to find this hidden gem of a stunning secret garden. Well worth a visit and a total contrast to Luna Park! It's a gardeners' paradise.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 564Elizabeth
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A beautiful garden with stunning views. Well worth a visit, especially after viewing the Brett Whiteley exhibition that is currently on at the Art Gallery.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Khandalla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel room (Harbour View) overlooked Lavender Bay and this garden appeared to be little more than a row of trees. After reading about it online we decided to investigate. So glad we did ! It’s a work of art. The effort to transform this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rdv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden is my favourite place in Sydney. It is so beautiful and calm, and absolutely free. It's only a 10-15 minute walk from the Bridge, or if you're driving there's streets you could park down. There are lots of seats and tables,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden is a must see in Sydney. To sit at the top of the garden and look down on all of the tiered greenery and harbour views was magical. There were a couple of family groups having birthday celebrations and I can see why...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AMac305
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a trip to this garden and you won’t be disappointed. Take your sandwiches with you and enjoy the view of Sydney whilst you have your lunch. One of the best views of the opera house and the bridge from the other side of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DottyG03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across this place looking at North Sydney foreshore walks. If you know the history, the work Wendy Whitely and her team have achieved is unbelievable. Possibly not a garden for those a bit unsure of their step, a lot of the paths are reasonably...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Hawker2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is hard to believe you can find such a beautifully maintained oasis so close to the harbour and bridge. Thanks to the hard work of volunteers, it is absolutely delightful to take a break in the shade.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cbsint
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Near the Harbour Bridge, opposite side from the Opera House, this small wooded area has a series of trails and sculptures. Interesting to wander through, perfect for a picnic, well worth the time to get here.

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful calm place to visit - lots of steps but well worth the effort. A few rickety bits to be aware of but still gorgeous. Then a lovely easy stroll along the boardwalk to Luna Park Ferry Wharf.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JanineFitzgerald
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April 15, 2018|
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Response from ChrisA766 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be so late in responding. Others have answered well - anytime is a good time to visit!!!
January 7, 2018|
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Response from raura | Reviewed this property |
I would catch the train. A long walk from St Leonards.
October 25, 2017|
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