Wendy’s Secret Garden is not a secret place anymore since it’s open to the public. Nevertheless, it feels like a hidden place within the city of Sydney. It is also hidden among the Lavender Bay Parklands, with a great view right to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 🙂 And because there are no signs which guide you to this place, it’s still a secret and not too overcrowded.
1992 after Wendy Whiteley lost her husband (Australian artist Brett Whitely), she had begun to transform a derelict train yard space into a beautiful place. For more than 25 years she and two gardener have planted exotic and native plants and herbs to landscape the area. You feel like beeing in a special place. 🙂
There are winding paths to guide you up and down the place and you can sit down on one of the benches or chairs and have a rest (or a picnic). Between the sitting accommodations, the farns, flowers and shady figs, you’ll also find sculptures dotted around the garden. Most of these artworks have been donated by local artists.
To find out more about this amazing garden, go to Wendy’s website.
Why I like it?
Doubtless, the majestic view! It’s always open and the entry is free. And you can have picnic here between the trees – with this view: 🙂
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