Sat August 31, 2019

FINAL DAYS - City of Ryde Spring Garden Competition – Children’s Seed Growing Competition

FINAL DAYS - City of Ryde Spring Garden Competition – Children’s Seed Growing Competition
31/08/2019 @ 12:00 am

An exciting category in the 2019 Spring Garden Competition. The aim is to see who can grow the best Sunflower from seed. Age brackets for entries will be:

  • 3 – 7 years of age
  • 8 – 12 years of age

Once you have entered the competition, you can collect your free seed growing kit (sunflower seeds, 1 x pot, growing instructions and 2 entry tags – limit of one kit per child) from Eden Gardens from 1 July – 31 July 2019. Eden Gardens is located at 307 Lane Cove Rd, Macquarie Park. We encourage entries in the Children’s Seed Growing category to be made before 31 July to allow for maximum seed growing time. The seed planting date for the competition is from Sunday 14 July 2019. Late entry, collection of seeds and late planting will be permitted up until 31 August – however, this will reduce the seed and plant growing time. 

For more information or to enter click here.

Sun September 1, 2019

Fathers Day at Eden Gardens

Fathers Day at Eden Gardens
01/09/2019 @ All Day

Up your game from gifting socks and ties on Father’s Day 1 September 2019 and serve him something extra special instead – literally.

Come alone to our Fathers Day Breakfast or lunch. Let us help take the stress out of spoiling your dad

The catch? You (might) need to book early – or you really might have to settle for getting him socks and ties.

Tim at 12, Eden Gardens

Tim at 12, Eden Gardens
01/09/2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come in every Sunday at 12pm for fun, entertaining and informative plant talks with Tim, our local horticulturalist!


From vegie patches to homemade herbal teas, from worm farming to composting and roses bushes to hedging, Tim is our resident gardening expert. Why not ask him how to grow your own balcony vegie patch? Or how to have your own mini orchard so you’ll never need to buy fruit again! Why not learn the art of growing your own herbs to make home made tea or even cocktails.

Cockatoo Island Crooked Characters

Cockatoo Island Crooked Characters
01/09/2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cockatoo Island Crooked Characters

Get to know the charlatans, rogues, thieves and cut-throats that once populated Cockatoo Island, with our Crooked Characters Tour.

This hour-long guided tour takes families on a hilarious and fascinating journey through the island’s colonial and recent history led by your two hilarious guides Ocka & Two.

Dates: Sun 7 / 14 / 21 July
Times: 1.00pm and 3.00pm
Cost: $12 adults & $5 children 12 and under
To book: