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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  • The first bonus was that a National Trust membership is applicacable worldwide ! It would still have been well worthwhile had we payed , the gardens are beautifully designed and presented in areas con...  more »
  • On our last day in the Blue Mountains, we visited this National Trust property in Leura. What a delightful place - a delicious Art Deco home with all the original furniture (we had fun recognizing ite...  more »
  • We trekked out from Echo Point along the Cliff Road rather than one of the park tracks. It took us about 90mins and was quite hilly. It’s a National Trust property with reciprocal arrangements for UK ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • There is an Entry ticket but it is worth the price. Beautiful place.

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