Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Leura

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Visit Everglades Historic House and Gardens, one of Australia’s most notable heritage gardens. Built in the 1930s by Dutch designer Paul Sorensen, the site features elaborate sandstone terraces, sweeping lawns, and European-style landscapes set against a backdrop of native bushland. The former home of Belgian-born industrialist Henri van de Velde, the property includes a Moderne-style house, 5 hectares (13 acres) of manicured gardens, and an outdoor theater, which hosts dramatic performances and an annual Shakespeare festival. Spend some time resting in the gardens, visit the gift shop, and drop by the site’s art gallery. Indulge yourself at the popular tea room, which serves coffee, herbal teas, local apple juice, and freshly baked cakes. Arrange to visit Everglades Historic House and Gardens and other attractions in Leura using our Leura travel itinerary planner.
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  • Loved our visit to Leuralla. The gardens are amazing! We had lunch in the historic home, which was very nice. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Everglades is iconic and worth a stroll around. The gardens are beautiful and the views are lovely - get a nice taste of Australia's European heritage and bush in just an hour.  more »
  • A man with a vision created his refuge in this peaceful mountain setting. A worthwhile place to visit and enjoy both the gardens and the Art Deco period house. Admission fee contribute to maintaining ...  more »
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  • We need to go back there soon as friends (locals) tell us that there are improvements to the house and cafe (the living part of the house can be viewed inside and upstairs). My only gripe previously was that I could not get a decent coffee (I'm a bit of a coffee addict). Friends say that tea and cake is good and that pensioners and locals can get into the grounds for free on a Tuesday. The gardens are magnificent and well worth a visit.
  • Many peps are aware of these Magnificent Gardens and do you know they also have a Fabulous space that they use as a Art Gallery? Many local Artists are now exhibiting there and the Gallery itself if FREE to enter when there is an Exhibit happening. Just go to the Gate and say you are visiting the Exhibition. LOVE it! Suggestion there needs to be a Sign saying Exhibition is FREE to Enter. :-)
  • Lovely gardens. Well looked after. I visited the grotto and the glades which I didn't know where there before. I also had coffee and cake at the house which made the experience more relaxing. The only down side is that at $13 the price is a little expensive for the size of the gardens.
  • The gardens are beautiful. Going down to the grotto was definitely worth it. I would suggest giving the scones a miss though. They were inconsistent. I was lucky enough to get one soft, fluffy done but my partner's scones were like biscuits and very crunchy.
  • Gardens looked amazing. We were actually here for a Shakespeare production whochbwas great so didn't see all the area. But appeared well kept and lovely.