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. Put Everglades 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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  • Came here on a nice sunny summer. $13 per person, cheaper for seniors. The grounds are well maintained, lovely gardens and bush setting overlooking Jamison Valley. However, it's not a massive property...  more »
  • A credit to the gardeners and those who passionately maintain these beautiful gardens and property. A peaceful grotto right at the bottom of the property, winding pathways, a 1930’s log cabin and an h...  more »
  • We were visiting Leura for a couple of days between Christmas and New Year and stumbled on the Everglades garden by chance. We were sceptical at first as $13 per ticket seemed quite expensive for a sm...  more »
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  • A beautiful estate, well worth a visit. Has some gentle staircases, and amazing views. They are often doing art exhibits and fun events, for example they always have a giant Easter egg hunt. There are water features, a tea house, and a wooden fort with a mini moat. You can also look around in the beautiful house and its surrounding sculptures; they have a map so you can make sure you see every one. The volunteers are lovely, and you can easily spend many hours here.
  • Lovely gardens set on an historic estate. Very relaxing & calming. The landscaping is some of the best to be seen. Highly recommended.
  • Very peaceful and beautiful gardens with lots to discover - it is full of surprises around every corner, diverse and stunning views. You can feel they are designed with lots of love and care.
  • Knowledgeable staff. Must see. Highly recommended if you appreciate gardens.
  • This is a wonderful garden and house which has vistas to the Blue Mountains. The bones of the garden are the mature trees. The sequoia, the copper beeches, and the atlantic blue cedars to name but a few. The understorey is a delight. Japanese acers, cornus, cherries, rhodadendrons and azeleas abound. The formal terraced gardens leading from the art deco house complement the picture. It is a creative effort that has matured to great effect. Do not miss it.

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