Feb. 7, 2019
For 26 years Wendy Whiteley (b 1941) has been transforming the steep embankment in front of her Lavender Bay home from an overgrown wasteland into a garden sanctuary, now known as Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden. Today, pathways snake their way between giant fig trees, glossy foliage, dramatic flowers, sculptures and found objects, connecting terraced nooks and dappled clearings. What began as guerrilla gardening is now secure with a 30-year lease and a state heritage listing, and provides a much-loved slice of tranquillity.
Film produced by Sydney Living Museums