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“Great place to relax and have a picnic”

Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Beautiful and quiet park (especially in the winter) with a great view of the harbour. It's a great place to watch the sunset or enjoy a mid-day picnic without too many people around.

Thank Jaylorm
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

I visited the Secret garden with my son-in-law and little grandson. Lots of paths to explore, whimsical little touches here and there if you look carefully, places to have your BYO picnic. Serenity in Sydney :-)

Thank Spenceclan
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We loved visiting the gardens and never knew they were there .We caught train to MIlson's Point walked down to Gardens through gardens to boardwalk ,along boardwalk to Luna Park and then Ferry back to Circular Quay .Great day out views amazing .

1  Thank Kerry C
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

The visit had been on my bucket list and the effort to build a garden setting on waste land also highlighting old items -an old tricycle etc was significant. It is welcoming, old fashioned, unsophisticated and felt like Grandmas garden. The wonderful old houses around the garden - one equiped with a viewing tower, encapsulates what the Harbour once looked like. A moment in history preserved. Lovely, peaceful and a piece of tranquility. Wonderful!

1  Thank Nanette T
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Find the time to escape to this little corner of paradise tucked away in Milson's Point/Lavender Bay. It's not far to walk from Milson's Pt station. I visited on a weekday and it was so quiet and calming. Highly recommended.

1  Thank MumTheOrganiser
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