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Everglades Historic House and Gardens

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Beautiful gardens great place to stroll and have tea!

What an amazing place full of beautiful trees and flowers. Every turn is great for the senses a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jenny B
Sydney, Australia
Great Gardens

Well manicured gardens, great display of various garden plantings. Variety of areas wo wander... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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“art deco”(26 reviews)
“national trust”(24 reviews)
“grotto pool”(13 reviews)
37 Everglades Ave, Leura, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4784 1938
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The kids loved running around, spectacular views and well maintained gardens, def worth the visit. Recommend going in the morning! The tea place was booked for a private event, however would recommend a great place for afternoon tea if they have the traditional english scones...More

7  Thank Hasan R
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 November 2014

The Everglades sounds so romantic, I did enjoy our walk through the gardens but at $12 per person I think it was well over priced considering the Blue Mountains Botanic gardens as free entry. The house is not much to look at (unless your into...More

3  Thank Priscilla G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazing place full of beautiful trees and flowers. Every turn is great for the senses a must see in Leura.

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well manicured gardens, great display of various garden plantings. Variety of areas wo wander through and see the plantings in their natural environment. The original house on the property has fantastic views over the valley. Areas of the house has been converted to a tea...More

1  Thank stephensN9903PF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here on my last morning in the Blue Mountains. It is stop 25 on the Explorer Bus. But the bus only stops here first thing in the morning and on the last round at 1715. Pretty easy to find once you hop off...More

1  Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had been here before, but not to the house. What a great house this is. It takes you right back many decades ago with all the art deco bling. Don't forget to check out the bathrooms. The gardens are just magnificent when the azaleas and...More

Thank Mulloes
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed looking round the Art Deco house and checking out the Sorensen designed landscapes. Well worth a visit.

Thank mishka03_foster
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We visited as one of the Leura Open gardens but there is much to see and friends we were with said there was now more areas of the house open. The garden contrasts the indigenous and decorative gardens and is best enjoyed at a leisurely...More

1  Thank sherbert B
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I visited yesterday, the 28th September on a sunny afternoon, my first visit.It is only early spring here.There was a lovely area of massed crimson azalea bushes but most of their azaleas and almost all of their rhododendrons are not blooming yet.I would wait at...More

Thank Australiafrancophile
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

The house is a gem and the Devonshire teas (especially the lemon butter and cream) are fabulous...home made by the lovely and delightful volunteers there...a fabulous place...with an old Australian feel (memories of my grandmother and her style and taste flooded my mind)...surrounded by the...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 14 September 2018

I had been years ago but this year went into the house as well as the garden.The house though quite small was so interesting for the times and had some unusual featutes. The garden was really lovely though it was late autumn and the cafe...More

Thank 951Trish
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Beautiful gardens - the kind of place that's beautiful any time of the year. In winter, it was misty and damp and such a treat to watch the mist rising off the gums. Don't be afraid of the damp - it makes the earth smell...More

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20 December 2017|
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Response from Maria G | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be a lovely place for children, especially in the garden - all the nooks and crannies outside and the space to run and jump too. Just be careful inside the house, but that won't take long.
3 December 2017|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
Small place? I think not. It takes a while to explore Everglades Gardens given its many levels and large area. The entry fee is comparable with fees for entering Mt Wilson gardens. If you belong to the National Trust you... More
29 November 2017|
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Response from Nick B | Reviewed this property |
Manageable for most, my wife accessed all areas whilst using a stick 3 months after major knee surgery. Just take it steady, enjoy te views and stop and put your feet up where necessary. No lift access internally if I... More