Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden

Everyone needs a secret garden in their life and you’re invited to visit Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden, a public garden and much loved oasis in the heart of Sydney.

Located a short walk over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or a closer stroll from Milsons Point and North Sydney train stations, the Secret Garden is a haven where you can explore meandering pathways discovering sculptures as you go; enjoy a picnic basket or read a book at one of the tables or benches beneath the garden’s canopy; or you can simply enjoy the nature and serenity of your beautiful surrounds. You may even stumble across a hidden fairy house.

Created over the past 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, and possibly smallest suburbs, Lavender Bay.

Whilst the garden is free and open to the public seven days a week, there are steep inclines and a range of steps. Whilst visitors with limited mobility may only be able to access the uppermost sections of the garden, you are sure to enjoy to your visit.

Nearby events

  1. Fun pottery class for beginners: Crows Nest

    Tuesday 18 December 2018 to Thursday 28 April 2022 , North Sydney Chatswood

    In this series of three classes, you'll learn wheel throwing, trimming, and glazing basic cylinders. The classes are relaxed and perfect for beginners - you won't feel rushed at all. You'll get detailed demonstrations, and lots of…

    18 Dec - 28 Apr
  2. Eden Unearthed - art in the gardens

    Tuesday 18 December 2018 to Thursday 28 February 2019 ,

    Eden Unearthed is an installation art exhibition held in a beautiful display garden for six months each year at Eden Gardens, Macquarie Park. It features around 30 works by various international and local artists, including Indigenous,…

    18 Dec - 28 Feb