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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  • Lovely gardens, interesting house, not too many tourists, enjoyed being there. Gave an interesting look into a bygone era.  more »
  • Not as old as other historic houses in the district, this is more of a 1920's place than the late 1800s of Leura House for example. The house is not a mansion and in fact is quite small but is a well ...  more »
  • I love coming back and walk through this amazing garden, even in winter. If anything, seeing the bulbs starting to come up makes me look forward to seeing it again in spring. The glades at the bottom ...  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.
  • If you love trees and plants you'd probably get a lot out of it. We were looking for ideas on adventure gardens. The gardens were nice but the entry fee was a bit much
  • 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. :-)
  • Gorgeous gardens and friendly staff. Make sure you visit on a nice day as it was rather wet and cold to fully enjoy the gardens.
  • We attend Everglades every Easter for the Egg Hunt and it is a delightful occasion for Children and Parents. Please don't come up to Leura that weekend because it is too busy for new families.

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