Eden Gardens in Ryde, Sydney – A Family-Friendly Destination Garden Centre

20140617 Eden Gardens_0047I recently posted on the gorgeous Dragonfly Cafe at Eden Gardens in Ryde, but wanted to show you some more photos of this delightful destination garden centre which won the 2013 state award for Best Lifestyle Garden Centre at the Nursery & Garden Industry (NGINA) annual awards.

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Kids will absolutely love a visit to Eden Gardens. There’s the playground, the cafe, a sculpture walk and so many other lovely places for kids to play.

And you can also get all the gardening advice you need…  not to mention heaps of inspiration on gardening sustainably.

The latest addition to Eden Gardens is the Edible Pavilion, which you’ll find as you walk into the centre.  If you’re thinking of growing fruit and veggies in the backyard or even in a pot or two on your balcony, this is the place to start.

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Who knows, you might end up with a lush vertical garden before you know it.

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Families will love the City Farm garden kit, everything you need to get started growing fruit and veggies for the family.

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School holiday activities, garden-themed craft and games for preschoolers, gardening classes for adults, art classes… there’s all this and more. Check out the What’s On Calendar on the Eden Gardens website at:  www.edengardens.com.au

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I need one of these wombat rubbish bins – too sweet.

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Most groovy veggie patch ever.

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A vertical garden in the Edible Pavilion.

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Who doesn’t adore a window box?

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This is the herb I need in my veggie patch.

Eden Gardens, Edible Garden launch. June 17th, 2014. Photo by Brianne Makin

The Edible Pavilion has a space for talks and cooking demonstrations

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These cheeky dogs are in the children’s playground.

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Children can slide down into the playground, but look out for the dinosaur!

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The beehive cubby is a much-loved favourite.

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So too are the lollipop sculptures.

So there you have it, a top spot on Sydney’s north shore for children of all ages… and their mums and dads and grannies and grandads too.

Have you visited Eden Gardens with the families?

Do you grown your own fruit and veggies?

Happy planting

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Posted on: July 1, 2014