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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  • October 5, 2017
    Called in as part of the Leura Garden Festival. The garden is extensive, well landscaped and tended. The views are magnificent. Refreshments were basic, but nice with the option of either sitting insi...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    The gardens in spring are beautiful, with so many colourful plants showing their best display. Entry is only $13 but we got a discount voucher for $11 through a participating accommodation provider. E...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    We arrived in a gale, there was nothing to see, but the elderly lady came out of the shop to make sure we were going to pay.Nothing was blooming and it was freezing and windswept. Several other cars a...  more »
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  • July 21, 2017
    Beautiful place worth a visit. Although you pay for the admission fee, but these all contributes to preserving the place. Have a chance to chat with one of the staff, best time to visit is around early October.
  • August 7, 2017
    Beautiful gardens but the food isn't great... scones were rock hard and we couldn't even bite into them. Had to throw them away
  • August 13, 2017
    For a cold winter day(despite the sun), it's nice to be in doors. This place is so cosy and friendly that my boyfriend and I decided to take a break we sat at one of the tables inside with Some hot drinks. You can stare at the mountains afar and space out. No one would harasse you.
  • March 15, 2017
    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.
  • July 30, 2017
    There is an Entry ticket but it is worth the price. Beautiful place.

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