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Eden Gardens... - Sydney's ultimate gardening experience

Eden Gardens & Garden Centre is an innovative new gardening complex in Sydney's North Ryde which opened its doors in November. A unique and integrated horticultural centre combining beautiful display gardens, caf‚ restaurant, garden centre and much more, Eden Gardens is set to become a favourite destination for the gardening enthusiast and general community alike.

This stunning fountain is just one of the outdoor features.

Visitors can tour the beautiful open display gardens at their own pace and delight in the wide variety of themes and colours and stunning contemporary and traditional landscape architecture on display. The gardens will be redesigned seasonally for an ever-changing flow of inspiring ideas. Visitors to Eden Gardens will be able to shop at leisure in the large garden centre which will feature a wide range of quality plants and products and where expert advice will be readily available from qualified staff.

In keeping with its aim to inspire and inform Sydney's gardening community, Eden Gardens will be running a series of courses, lectures and demonstrations covering a wide range of gardening topics. To this end, Eden Gardens is seeking to develop working relationships with The Australian Institute of Horticulture (NSW) the Botanic Gardens Trust and HMA NSW. Other unique features, such as the Garden Management & Design Studio and the specialist gardening bookshop will make Eden Gardens & Garden Centre a wonderful place for people who love gardening.

Founder of Eden Gardens, Simon Ainsworth, was inspired by his love of gardening and a desire to create a unique experience dedicated to gardening, yet accessible to all. "I want to provide a beautiful and inspirational gardening space where all the pleasures of gardening are in one place", he says.

Cafe Zest

Looking through the book shop to the gift shop.

Eden Gardens will also be the perfect destination for those who simply enjoy outdoor living. `Zest', the caf‚ restaurant at Eden Gardens, will provide a relaxing setting where patrons can take in the beautiful surroundings over breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. Children will be invited to explore the unique play garden, a fun space where they will be encouraged to discover and interact with plants and sculptures. The gallery will feature regular art displays in conjunction with The University of Newcastle around the popular theme of gardens. Visitors will also be able to browse the Eden Gardens gift shop and florist.

The outdoor garden theatre which will provide a scenic venue for small-scale outdoor events, and conference rooms for business meetings and private functions will also form part of the Eden Gardens offering.

Water recycled on site
Eden Gardens is community-minded and will be involved in a number of exciting gardening-related projects in conjunction with the Botanic Gardens Trusts and NSW Departments Of Housing's Community Greening, and with charities such as The Cancer Council NSW and Father Chris Riley's Youth Off The Streets. Another important issue close to Eden Garden's heart is sustainability and water conservation. Water is collected in a large storage facility and recycled on site.

Simon & Anna Ainsworth are pictured (middle) with some of the guests at the offical media launch.

"Eden Gardens will offer a relaxing oasis where visitors will find everything they need to create a beautiful garden within their own home. We will provide horticultural excellence, integrating products, services and knowledge to inspire visitors to improve their gardens, their quality of life and that of the community," says Simon Ainsworth.

Eden Gardens & Garden Centre is located at 301-307 Lane Cove Road in Sydney's North Ryde. Further information at www.edengardens.com.au.

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