Sydney is brimming with magical gardens, stunning beaches, legendary architecture and an exciting live music scene, but there are several beautiful spots that remain largely unexplored. This week we stumbled upon a secret spot very close to Palm Beach which has surprisingly managed to stay under the radar despite its proximity to one of Sydney’s most legendary spots.
The Bible Garden is a quiet, meditative garden in the heart of Palm Beach with an absolutely stunning bird’s eye view of the beach and its surrounds. The best thing about it is it’s almost always empty and devoid of crowds because of its location, so you get to enjoy this view all to yourself.
Established in the 1960s by South African native Gerald Hercules Robinson, the garden came into being after Robinson visited a Bible garden in the grounds of Bangor Cathedral in Wales and was inspired to create a similar space for the public to retreat to here at home.
It’s interesting to note that the garden descends in biblical chronological order, with plants at the very top of the slope mentioned in the book of Genesis and so on. There is also a leather-bound bible stored safely in a box to keep it safe.
Perched quietly on top of a hill, the Garden is easily accessible by public transport — just a 20-minute uphill walk from the nearest bus stop.
It’s the perfect spot to sit with a book and unwind or take in the sights and sounds on a romantic little picnic. Don’t forget to stay back for the beautiful sunset.
Soaked in history, the garden is free to visit and enjoy, but visitors are advised to be mindful that it is a small space and best suited for quiet activities.