Everglades National Trust Gardens
is situated at:
37 Everglades Avenue,LEURA,NSW Australia.
OPEN-Every Day Except Xmas day.
Henri Van de Velde,a Belgian born industrialist purchased Everglades in 1932 with money made from his Feltex Carpet business situated in Sydney.
Van de Velde employed Danish born landscape designer,Paul Sorensen to oversee the works on the gardens which took about 4 years to establish in the initial phases.
Sorensen continued his involvement in the gardens well beyond Van de Velde's death in 1947 to 1970.
In 1962 the National Trust acquired the property assisted by a donation from the owner at that time,Mick Swain.In 1996 the National Trust took control of Everglades once again,prior to this it had been leased out .
Set on a sloping 13 acres the property has stunning views over the Jamison Valley and has been terraced to take best advantage of the site.
The 1930's style house was a trendsetter when it was built and its design and features would not be out of place today.
The european style gardens contrast spectacularly with the native eucalypt bushland making Everglades a must visit while in the Blue Mountains.
Everglades is worth a visit at any time of the year but to be there at the absolute peak of autumn colour was a real bonus.
My objective is to photograph Everglades in spring now when the Rhododendrons are in full bloom.
I hope you enjoy this gallery.
I also have galleries of Mt Wilson's glorious gardens-Bebear,Windyridge,Merry Garth and Sefton Cottage.