The Secret Garden and Nursery is located on the Hawkesbury campus of Western Sydney University. Enter via Vines Drive and follow the signs from Londonderry Road, Richmond. Please note that the Secret Garden and Nursery is not owned or operated by the University. For all enquires please contact North West Disability Services (opens in new window)Opens in a new window directly. For more information about volunteering or visiting please call NWDS on (02) 9686 4155.

Western Sydney staff and students, and our wider community, are encouraged to support the Secret Garden through a number of ways:

  • Visit – come over during your lunchbreak or call in on the weekend
  • Donate your used plastic bags or plant pots
  • Make a donation – all donations over $2 are tax deductible
  • Have your wedding or children’s birthday party there
  • Set up your own herb or vegie patch on site
  • Volunteer your time to help in the garden or nursery
  • Buy lots of plants! They have a huge range of plants including natives, exotics, herbs, succulents, cottage garden, water-wise plants, hedging, grasses, edging and trees. Wholesale prices are available to the public


Bourke Street
Richmond NSW 2753


Garden type:
Community Garden
Public Access:
Garden open to the general public at all times
Primary Contact:
Marianne Farrar
Accessibility features:
Raised garden beds
Garden established:
Listing updated: 4 months 3 weeks ago
Maintainer's username: ACFCGN NT

New South Wales

Jimi Gatland


Nel Smit


Damian Gillett 

South Australia

Christie Spier


Lorna Martin

Western Australia

Anthony Ridolfo


COGS President (temporary)

Northern Territory

Naomi Lacey


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