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Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden

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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...more
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Near Luna Park | via Clark Park, Lavender St, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060 N.S.W., Australia
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All reviews lavender bay tables and chairs past luna park winding paths hidden gem hand rails old railway tranquil place harbour bridge an oasis milsons point state government hidden away busy city short walk local residents well worth the effort
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I never thought I'd enjoy a garden so much! This magical little garden is a must see. The layout of the place is very quirky and fun the lush greenery is a nice surprise amongst the chaos of the city. I recommend grabbing a coffee...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ErinJ85
Reviewed 4 days ago

Take your family to enjoy this wonderful, rustic space created with love by locals and Wendy Whitely. Picnic or just unwind in this magic piece of Sydney. So restful to visit again and again.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ela F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group enjoyed the easy access into the garden from the top of garden and walking down. Take own sandwich and sit in garden enjoying the ambiance. Easy access from train and ferry.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not easy to find without the help of locals, in spite of written instructions. The total lack of signage doesn't help. But what we found was a cliff-face rubbish dump turned into an amazing terraced series of gardens with a highly varied collection of plants...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tonbou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been on my wishlist for ages and we finally made it! A short walk from Milson's Point ferry, shame you have to pass the awful Luna Park but it is a nice walk along the water. It really is a secret garden, no...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GillO190
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked into Lavender Bay just a short few minutes from the heart of the CBD, Wendy Whitely's secret garden is a truly beloved spot to local Sydney residents. Whitely is the muse and former wife of celebrated Australian artist Brett Whitely. Together, Wendy and Brett...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Flipper9593
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to see this place & it was so nice. What a cute little hide away. The garden is well maintained and the flowers were so pretty.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SueN1106
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful cameo fringing Lavender Bay. We trained to Milson's Point walked down Alfred Street to the waterfront and enjoyed the stroll to Wendy's Secret Garden along Peter Kingston Walkway. Enjoy the figurines by many artists along the way. A cameo I say because it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Reuben M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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
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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!!!
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January 7, 2018|
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Response from raura | Reviewed this property |
I would catch the train. A long walk from St Leonards.
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