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by Irenke Forsyth (subscribe)
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Published January 13th 2014
A tranquil haven in North Ryde
tranquil haven gardens
Tranquil haven

Located at North Ryde, Eden Gardens is no ordinary nursery. I took over 30 photos on Saturday at the centre which is clean and well set out. With themed gardens including a Garden Gurus floating garden and Daffodil garden, an aerial walkway, art gallery and sculptures throughout the centre, this place is a beautiful haven as well as a hotspot with all the things you would normally find in a nursery along with a busy café.

I lunched at the Dragonfly Café on a smoked trout salad and topped it off with a cool lemon sorbet and Toblerone gelato (to die for). The café even sells alcohol and my husband was happy to get a cold beer after a morning that got hotter as I dragged him around the gardens.

fiddle sticks gardens
Fiddle sticks in Eden Gardens

The retail shop has lots of plants and homewares for sale and has a convenient escalator and lift to the underground car park along with trolleys if your purchases exceed what you can carry.

The centre is also host to conferences, events, and weddings which are popular for ceremonies, photos and receptions with a sit down undercover but open restaurant.

A school holiday program is on at the moment with workshops and upcoming outdoor movies. For a full list see the What's On Calendar link on their website at
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Why? Because you love gardens and photography
When: Open 7 days, 9am - 5pm
Phone: 02 9491 9900
Where: 301-307 Lane Cove Rd (Cnr Fontenoy Rd) North Ryde
Cost: Free
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Did you know that Eden Gardens gets its name from the "Beardies" which was a religious group (not sure of their correct title) who owned much of the land in this area and all had beards? Would be something interesting to research.
by Fran. (score: 1|10) 3054 days ago
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