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Welcome to Everglades at Leura

Everglades is one of Australia’s foremost heritage gardens. This treasure from the 1930s sits in twelve and a half acres of European-style gardens and native Australian bush with breathtaking views over the Jamison Valley in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains.

Visiting Everglades
Make a day of it: relax in the gardens, visit the gift shop and latest exhibition in the Gallery. Bring a picnic or indulge in our tea rooms delicious fare.

NOTE: If you are intending to use the Tea Rooms please call prior to your visit to ensure they are not booked out

Tea Room opening hours:

Mon-Fri: 11am to 2.30pm

Weekends: 11am to 3pm

  Private functions & venue hire
Everglades is the perfect setting for parties, celebrations, wedding photography or editorial and commercial film, video or photoshoots.
  Everglades history
Everglades was designed and built in the 1930s as a weekend retreat in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Learn more about the rich history of this fascinating property.
  Conservation & restoration
The scope, size and complexity of this outstanding property creates particular challenges in ensuring that Everglades is preserved, presented and interpreted for the benefit of future generations.
  Get involved
You can get involved and support the conservation of Everglades in many ways including: joining our team of Volunteers; becoming a member of the National Trust (NSW); or making a donation.


The original Owner of Everglades, Georgina Stonier, christened her mountain home The Everglades in 1923. The reason for the name is not self evident. Georgina Stonier is not known to have visited Florida and the Leura site lacks swamps and alligators. But the name endured and the Van de Veldes inherited the form The Everglades in the 1930’s.”