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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  • This National trust owned and operated location is outstanding. Unfortunately we were not able to see the house as the tearooms were fully booked. The grounds are devine and a testament to the vision ...  more »
  • We scored a perfect Autumn day here recently. The gardens looked superb with all the Autumn colours on display. Nice easy walks through lovely immaculate gardens. And we sat in an area called the glad...  more »
  • Easy to get to by car, certainly worth a visit, at least in autumn, as the vibrant colours of the deciduous tress was great.  more »
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  • Beautiful home and gardens worth a visit in the Blue Mountains region. The landscaping and gardens are an amazing work of art by generations of gardeners and owners of 'Everglades'. The map eludes to the grounds being larger than they actually are. It's only a short walk from the road the the house, and down to the lookout, grotto, and 'Everglades'. Apparently a portion of the original tracks have succumbed to nature and therefore the original pump house is no longer accessible. I look forward to returning here some time when the Tea-rooms are available. I also would like to find out if the house is accessible. I did not see any signs indicating we could go inside, even though pictures online do show the inside the house. Looks like I'll be returning sooner rather than later. :D
  • The gardens are lovely, if a bit lacking in flowers this time of year. The house was a bit disappointing, though. Definitely worth a visit for the gardens alone, especially in spring and later in autumn. The little secret areas like the lookout and the grotto pool are lovely, as is the hidden bridge at the top of the waterfall. Adult entry is only $13, so it's worth it for the gardens alone.
  • 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.
  • Interesting time warp at this house and gardens with yummy scones as well. Note there is an entry fee and if you want to scones on weekends you may need to book ahead!
  • Really beautiful gardens and grounds here. It's a Family tradition to visit every year on Easter Sunday for the Easter Egg Hunt. Noal matter when you visit it's a lovely couple of hours
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