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Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden

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Address: Near Luna Park | Clark Park, Lavender St, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060 N.S.W., Australia

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An oasis worth discovering

What makes this hidden garden so fascinating is that it has been created through the efforts of one person plus her loyal band of supporters and volunteers. It is an oasis of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

What makes this hidden garden so fascinating is that it has been created through the efforts of one person plus her loyal band of supporters and volunteers. It is an oasis of peace within a stones throw of the busy North Sydney commercial area

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The garden is amazing with plenty of places to sit and reflect or as we did take your lunch. It was a bit hard to find but if you find the RSL club there is a park across the road. Go into the park and walk down towards the water and there it is. Beautiful views of the bridge and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

When in Sydney this is a must, walk around Lavender Bay then up to Wendy's Secret Garden it is a Magical place to sit overlooking Lavender Bay and The Sydney Harbour Bridge. I think the map of this on this site is wrong.

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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Located at the bottom of Clark Park, is Wendy Whiteley's magical garden. I love that it's almost an exercise to find it - there's no huge plaque honouring the woman who toiled to create this, but perhaps there should be. All these rows of plants take you down to various areas where you can sit, meditate and contemplate life or... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My family and I wanted to visit Luna Park while visiting Sydney and happened to drive by the Lavender Bay suburb. Rather than follow our Waze app directions and get stuck in a congested area, we saw some people taking what we thought was a pathway through the park to Luna Park. We parked our car on Alfred St. and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

What a find! A gorgeous hidden garden in the middle of an urban setting, with views of the bridge and harbour. Many paths just meander through this oasis, with dense planting and terracing opening up to lawn and picnic spots. I'd spend every lunchtime in this garden if I worked in the area. Thank you Wendy Whiteley and friends for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Accessible from the long flight of steps beyond Christ Church Lavender Bay or up from the harbourside walk adjacent to Luna Park, this was once a neglected piece of railway land that Wendy and friends have transformed over the years into a quixotic but picturesque garden. The slope is steep in places, so be careful, but make sure you explore... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I work in Milsons Point and stumbled across the garden today whilst walking through the park above it. I saw the stairs and thought I would have a look and see what is there and found this fantastic little spot. You can walk around to Luna Park by going under a railway bridge which is a nice loop if you... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Beautiful. Actually spotted Wendy tending the garden!!! Enjoyed exploring the whole Lavender Bay area for the first time. LOTS OF STEPS THOUGH!!!

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This garden is truly a gift to the Australian community, thank you Wendy. For anyone who hasn't been there yet, it's worth the trip. The garden has many winding paths, garden beds filled with beautiful plants, sculptures the output the garden and wonderful places to sit and either look at the view of Sydney harbour or back into the garden... More 

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