COME SEE Wendy Whiteleys Secret Garden, Sydney NSW. Australia.

COME SEE Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden, Sydney.

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VIBE
Secluded
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Anytime
TIME SUGGESTED
15mins+
WALKING DISTANCE
50m from Lavender St

The experience

Narnia datchu? This beautiful garden has all the little hidey holes perfect for tucking into a good book. Everything about it feels magical and intentional. From the narrow walkways and steep staircases that wind down the edge of the escarpment to the placing of the picnic tables.

This beautiful little oasis in the middle of the city also has an endearing story behind it. After the passing of her husband, Wendy began ferociously cleaning up the area at the bottom of their block everyday until she was so exhausted that all she could do was sleep. Eventually she turned a wasteland of used materials into a beautifully manicured place of leisure with no knowledge of landscaping, no council approval and no other motivation but to help her deal with her losses. She says ‘It let me find myself again and it’s my gift to share it with the public’. If that doesn’t make you feel something…

See the Lavender Bay Experience Guide to see the views just behind this enchanted little forrest garden and continue your exploration of Sydney.



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