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Sydney Gardens

Postby Pam » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:29 am

Are there any gardens in Sydney that are not-to-be missed if in the area? Hubby and I will be there for just a day at the end of April, and planning our time. He wants to go to Powerhouse Museum, but we can do that the previous afternoon after we arrive there. We'll leave early on the third day, so basically I have an entire day, so any dawn or dusk must-sees are easy to fit in. Hubby is also a bit of a tech-head, so anything in that type of area that might interest him too might be good (as long as it's not going to take up too much garden-seeing time lol)
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Re: Sydney Gardens

Postby Stormgirl » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:50 am

I haven't actually been here, but have heard a lot about Wendy Whitely's Secret garden.

Check out the link and you can google it to find where it is exactly....

http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/www/h ... ntSiteID=1

Other than the Botanic Gardens in the middle of the city, I can't think of much else....I think Sydney uses its surrounding areas for gardens, like the Blue Mountains etc. Blue Mountains is an easy day trip from the city. You'd find a lot more there. Or the Southern highlands, another easy day trip.

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Re: Sydney Gardens

Postby Pam » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:31 pm

Thanks Stormgirl. Because it really is just the one day we'll be there (and the late afternoon of the day we arrive) I don't think travelling outside of the city is really an option.
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Re: Sydney Gardens

Postby Wanderer » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:32 pm

Pam just do the Botanic gardens. That is a full days worth in itself.
Even if you have seen it before there is always something new to discover.

And, as an added bonus, you get the spectacular views of the harbour, the bridge and the Opera House.
What more could you ask for ? :mrgreen:
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Re: Sydney Gardens

Postby Pam » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:36 pm

Thanks Wanderer. A bit more time there would have been nice
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Re: Sydney Gardens

Postby Stormgirl » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:00 pm

What about Auburn Gardens?? In Sydney...here's a link.

http://www.auburn.nsw.gov.au/Explore/Au ... rdens.aspx

Ever since I've read this question i've racked my brain trying to think of places....I've made it my personal challenge. :lol:
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Re: Sydney Gardens

Postby Wanderer » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:47 pm

yeah but with limited time can you really beat the Botanic Gardens though?
Right in the heart of it all :D
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Re: Sydney Gardens

Postby Stormgirl » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:24 pm

No, but if you want to see something different...
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Re: Sydney Gardens

Postby Pam » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:20 pm

Different is always good, but I have a feeling I'm limited to just one garden. I might end up divorced if hubby doesn't get to do something of his choosing. :roll:
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Re: Sydney Gardens

Postby midgin » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:25 pm

Hi Pam, if I was very cheeky...and had less weeds in my garden I would say...come visit. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: But...then again...my garden is not all that flash....that said, it would be nice to meet up. :wink:
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Re: Sydney Gardens

Postby MacMaples » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:30 pm

Chinese Garden in Darling Harbour. (Have a look at the link to their Flickr photos.)
http://www.darlingharbour.com/sydney-Th ... Garden.htm
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Re: Sydney Gardens

Postby Pam » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:38 am

Thanks MacMaples. Hubby had suggested that one. Last time we were in Sydney (nearly 20 years ago) it happened to be closed on the day we were there.
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Re: Sydney Gardens

Postby markgrogan » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:44 pm

Hi Pam, so where did you finally decide to visit for your garden-seeing? I visited a self storage near there just recently late last year and I did manage to drop by a few beautiful gardens. I had a little more time than you had fortunately so the options were quite broad. I think overall the Auburn Gardens was the most stunning amongst the few I have visited probably because it was year-end and they were expecting more visitors then.
Mark Grogan @ http://supercheapselfstorage.com.au/facilities/storage-wollongong/
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Re: Sydney Gardens

Postby Pam » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:15 am

We didn't manage to squeeze a garden in unfortunately . Should have really taken at least an extra day, but oh well!
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