Paddington Reservoir Garden

Sydney's secret sunken garden

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This sunken garden has been built at the bottom of an old water reservoir, first built in 1866. It was decommissioned in 1899, became a storage facility and then a garage with a park on top – until the roof collapsed in 1990 when it became a graffiti grotto (the graffiti’s still there, which adds to the delightfully shadowy atmosphere) and then restored and reborn as landscaped park, complete with an ornamental pond and hanging gardens around the edges. It feels very Romanesque and otherworldly, and is a great place to hide away from the world.

Categories: See & Do: Gardens |
Tags: Hidden Gems |

At A Glance

251-255 Oxford Street
Paddington NSW


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