Visit Paradise! Head Out to Eden Gardens in Carseldine

Once you walk into Eden Gardens, you’ll begin to understand how it got its name. This lush nursery, located in Carseldine, is a paradise for budding horticulturalists amidst the busy Gympie and Beams Roads.

Eden Gardens offers heaps of plants native to Australia and there’s a wide variety to choose from — bedding plants, shrubbery, herbs, vegetable plants, fruit trees, and indoor decorative greens, among others.

The garden store carries a huge selection of garden tools and supplies, homeware gift items, rugs, and some arts and crafts. The helpful staff and florists also dish out valuable gardening advice, especially for those just learning to grow their garden.  

Photo Credit: Edens Garden/Facebook

Their Carseldine site is the second Eden Gardens location. The other location is on Lane Cove Road in Macquarie Park NSW.  

Brunch at the Greenery

Eden Gardens is more than just a green thumb’s haven. There is also a popular specialty restaurant called Dragonfly Cafe in its gorgeous surroundings. On weekends, the place is packed with people having brunch and shopping for plants. Actually though, you don’t have to love gardening to enjoy the healthy and delicious food that the cafe has to offer.

Dragonfly Cafe serves modern Australian meals with its seasonal menu. The choices are ample enough and cater to different dietary needs (vegetarian, gluten-free), including meals for kids. The servings are generous and bountiful that you might have leftovers to bring home when you’re too full to finish your plate.

Photo Credit: Edens Garden/Facebook
Photo Credit: Edens Garden/Facebook

Some of the ingredients for preparing fritters, bruschetta, salads and garden bowls are most definitely plucked from the garden. Hence, you can enjoy the farm-to-table freshness of your orders. 

Breakfast is served between 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. whilst lunch is from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Gardening Workshops

If you’re really serious about nurturing your green thumb, Eden Gardens has several workshops every month. Below are its classes for January:

4 Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020
18 Jan 2020
26 Jan 2020
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Kokedama Workshop
5 Jan 2020
12 Jan 2020
19 Jan 2020
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Terrarium Workshop
11 Jan 202011:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Native Plant Talks
12 Jan 20202:00 to 3:30 p.m.Kids Terrarium Workshop
18 Jan 202012:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.Gardening Talks

Refer to its Events Page on Facebook for succeeding workshops. For cafe table reservations, store inquiries and workshop bookings phone 07 3863 9500. 

Photo Credit: Edens Garden/Facebook

“Wow I cannot believe I have never visited here before now. Been in Brissy for nearly 13 years!!! Beautiful scenery. Lots of Water Dragons around. Eels in the water. Nice food just a little pricey and surcharge on weekends.”

~ Suzanne Phillips, Google Reviews

“This place has taken it to a whole new level since the last time I visited. Better menu with awesome food, nicer drinks and presentation. The breakfast dishes are fresh with a more innovative take on traditional breakfast options. It’s so nice sitting next to the rail overlooking the pond and have a stroll through the nursery after the meal.”

~ Kathryn Oudendyk-Jung, Zomato 

“Being in the middle of a nursery overlooking a small lake is just the beginning. We each had a light salad with lots of flavor and a variety of ingredients. They were served by attentive and friendly waitstaff. Water dragons are an added bonus! Licensed, as well as good coffee and cakes.”

~ Lee G, Trip Advisor