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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  • The house is an interesting insight into the Art Deco / Art Noveau era. I certainly enjoyed having a look into 'another time'. But the gardens intrigued me from the outset. They are a delight to wande...  more »
  • truly delightful place to visit, lots to see plenty of good information at the entrance, just pure delight, with lots of photograph opportunities. not to be missed  more »
  • Surprisingly modern looking house in terraced gardens with a pleasant tearoom overlooking the valley.  more »