Sydney’s Secret Gardens

Not all of Sydney’s beauty spots are as famous as the Royal Botanical Gardens. These ‘secret gardens’ are named by as some of the city’s hidden treasures:

On the north side of the Harbour Bridge is Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden. Hiding below Clark Park at Lavender Bay, the garden is alive with vibrant greenery. Picnic tables nestled amongst the trees are ideal for sitting and watching the birds attracted by the park.

Cremorne Point is the setting for the next secret garden. Dating back to the 1950s, this garden was originally created by two local residents, Lex and Ruby Graham. The garden is now tended to by local volunteers and the council take care of its beds and paths.

Sunken treasure awaits in Paddington. The Reservoir Gardens are located close to the town hall and began life as a reservoir before transforming into a petrol station, then the public garden you can see today.

Ponds and wooden walkways, a rooftop lawn and brick arches are just some of the visual surprises this garden offers. There are even deckchairs available for an extended visit to Paddington’s hidden haven.