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Eden Unearthed is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that further transforms the beauty of Eden Gardens into an enchanting wonderland. Running for six months, the works of art are site-specific with entries chosen by a panel of judges.
Beautiful by day and even more mesmerising at night
The 35 installations, each with a small explanation plaque, aim to inspire visitors and provoke thoughts on their subject and meaning. Successful artists include Sally Kidall, Lucy Culliton, Marta Ferracin, Francois Limondin, Christopher Trotter and Paul Gennings, amongst others.
There's a great range of art for the senses, from sound to sight and touch in the interactive, the Indigenous and the textile works. Visitors will be enthralled by floating and suspended pieces as well as those that appear to be unearthed from the very gardens they reside in.
All the works capture something unique about this site from the formal gardens to the vistas into Lane Cove National Park and the community of visitors that interact with Eden. The artists have used various materials that include stone, wood, sticks, plastics, metals and, even recycled fan guards and yarn, as in these items below.
One of several floating balls made from fan guards
It's certainly a paradise here in the abounding beauty and it's easy to get around as well with ramps and a path recommended for the disabled. An elevated boardwalk also provides an entrance to the sculptures, allowing you to look down on them from above but be sure to head downstairs as there are more sculptures hidden in the display gardens, out of sight of the boardwalk.
There's a lot to love about this garden centre with its huge nursery and flower shop that also sells homewares and gifts, holds private functions and events, and serves up some delightful food in the beautiful floral decorated Dragonfly Café.
You'll find this garden gallery open from 9am-5pm, 7 days, in Macquarie Park (address below). Entry is free and there is car parking up top as well as underground. A handy lift and trolleys are available for all those garden purchases.