Cremorne Point is a lovely headland that sits right in the heart of Sydney's harbour. It's a wonderful haven for the public and one of the city's best kept secrets.
The Cremorne Point Reserve is an enchanting and magnificent garden - but it wasn't always so. It all started with an Elephant Ear plant that Lex Graham found nearly 40 years ago, so he and his wife Ruby began clearing the overgrown council owned reserve. Together they planted masses of ferns, shrubs and bulbs. Since Lex died in 1988, Ruby has continued work on the gardens that she and her husband started.
More than 150 tree ferns stand tall on the reserve. It is hard to believe that this reserve was once covered in weeds and rubbish. History, hard work and happy memories are the foundations of this delightful garden setting.
The reserve boasts a myriad of plants each with their own history. Plants in the garden include Hippeastrums, Clivias, Agapanthus, Salvias, Kangaroo Paws, Nasturtium, Bougainvillaea and tree ferns - just to name a few.
The reserve has been named after Lex and Ruby Graham and recently won the city's best public garden competition.