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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  • visited in early afternoon to see gardens. As others state charge for admission (discount for seniors) unless NT member. Price seems slightly high for volunteer run attraction although maintaining hou...  more »
  • Easy access to pool of siloam and couple sights inside the gardens. Can imagine it's a superb place for wedding and functions. Just entry fee is a bit of too much.  more »
  • The gardens at Everglades are beautiful and the views magnificent. No wonder it is used as a performance space as well. We visited on a very hot day and even then it was still very comfortable in the ...  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.
  • 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
  • Amazing property. ..the gardens being the main festure, although the house tour is included in the price. We were disappointed to find that half the house is taken up by staff & volunteers making these rooms inaccessible. Even the teahouse was closed so were unable to see in there either, & the house was our main focus. The verdict? Too expensive to just see a couple of rooms in the house, & there's plenty of other, free gardens one can visit.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the annual Shakespeare Festival evening performance of Measure for Measure in the Amphitheatre in the beautiful gardens. It was a very hot day and so, a beautiful evening for a picnic and a bit of the Bard!
  • Truly beatiful surprising gardens. A must see

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