Wendy's Secret Garden - Parks, playgrounds and sportsgrounds

Wendy's Secret Garden
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One of the most spectacular public gardens in Sydney, Wendy’s Secret Garden has been developed over the past 20 years by artist Wendy Whiteley, wife and muse of Australia’s eminent artist Brett Whiteley.  

Wendy’s Secret Garden – which is no longer a secret! – is nestled in Lavender Bay, just a short walk from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Wendy has been developing her much-loved oasis since the mid-1990s.  

This is a haven where locals and visitors can explore the tiered gardens with flowering plants, as well as views to the Harbour Bridge. Explore pathways that reveal striking sculptures that range from fine works to rustic pieces. Enjoy a picnic or relax at one of the tables or benches. 

To learn more about Wendy's Garden, visit wendyssecretgarden.org.au



There are steep inclines and a range of steps. Visitors with limited mobility may only access the uppermost sections of the garden via Clark Park.



You can donate to the Trust established to secure the ongoing future care of Wendy’s Secret Garden, to maintain her vision. The garden has recently been endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 21 December 2017, meaning donations are now tax deductible.

BSB: 062217 

Account Number: 10861672 

Account Name: Wendy Whiteley Secret Garden Trust