The Bible doesnt give a specific date for either tho many people have jumped thru hoops to come up with guesstimates. None of which are accurate im sure. We have no way of knowing how long the Garden itself existed or how long A n E were in the Garden before they disobeyed. They and the Garden could have existed for millenia before they brought sin, death, decay and AGING into being. Befor that there would be no physical record of age because decay and aging werent an issue.
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The Bible does not say how old the earth is. The account at Genesis 1 describes the preparation of the already existing earth for human habitation, including the creation of vegetation, marine, flying, and land animals, and the first humans. Though the Bible says this occurred within a period of six "days" based on the translation of the Hebrew word "day" refers to a long time, which could have been thousands of years in length. It is believed that the events in the garden of Eden happened about 6,000 years ago.
From the Wiki: The earliest post-exilic Jewish chronicle preserved in the Hebrew language, the Seder Olam Rabbah, compiled by Jose ben Halafta in 160 AD, dates the creation of the world to 3751 BC while the later Seder Olam Zutta to 4339 BC. The Hebrew Calendar has traditionally since the 4th century AD by Hillel II dated the creation to 3761 BC.
These are actually backdating from the biblical chronology. However the true date is not known, but it is actually been proven the earth is over 4.5 billion years old, and life appeared about 2.5 billion years ago.