You could be forgiven for thinking that this place was named after and designed to look like the Garden of Eden because it really is stunning. In fact it is nestled in close to the side of Mt Eden. It's so close to the city and busy motorways, and yet you walk through the gates (pay your hefty fee) and all of a sudden everything is calm. There are native birds flitting around, exotic flowers are perfuming the air, and you find the outside world just melting away.
I could have personally stayed all day but a certain somebody was now scowling at the nice old ladies... which meant we were overdue for lunch and a nap! We headed to the garden cafe for a quick devonshire scone and then made our way back to the car between rain showers. Now I'm sitting in the car in our driveway while it pours with rain outside and the little one is fast asleep in the back. I would say we made pretty good use of our botched up morning.
YES. Although you can't go everywhere. There are quite a lot of small steps, but still enough pram friendly walkways to make it worthwhile.
YES. Right at the entrance.
YES. There is a cafe in the gardens but this would also be a great place for a picnic if you wanted to bring your own.
YES. Adults $8.00/ Children free
Eden Garden Website
Over all experience:
Surprisingly great! And yes I still think the price is a little steep, but I'm glad I went in and checked it out.