Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Leura

Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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. PutEverglades Historic House and Gardens into our Leura route planning website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Absolutely worth a visit! Need about an hour and a half to meander around and get the full effect of this beautiful historic estate.  more »
  • Such a wonderful estate in which to wander. We chose to visit when the spring flowers were at their best. It would be a wonderful place to visit when the autumn trees are changing as well. Make sure.....  more »
  • House would have been breathtaking and innovative in its time. Well worth the visit. National trust staff were very helpful and informative, happy to answer our questions. Unfortunately the weather...  more »
  • Nice garden to walk around. Thumbs up for the volunteers to keep the place running. Especially the ladies at Tea room. I felt their love in my iced coffee ❤ Thank you.
  • Stunning gardens and loverly Art Deco house, hidden at the back of Leura, without tourist masses. Not expensive (not sure why some are saying it is). Great for kids too
  • My wife and I liked it. More of a place to visit if you like National Trust homes and gardens. I recommend it.
  • Couldn't fault, absolutely magnificent grotto pool and gardens.Hats off to Robert at reception very passionate and informative.A must see 5 stars all the way.
  • Simply … it's great. A bit smaller than you might expect, but plenty big enough to give you surprises at every turn. A tea in the Art Deco cafe is a must, and the rest is what you make of it … a romantic retreat and hideaway for two. Can't wait to go back in summer to languish away time in the sunny nooks and crannies of these amazing gardens.

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