THE SHAPING OF ERYLDENE
AN ICONIC HOUSE OF THE 20th CENTURY REACHES ITS CENTENARY
Eryldene Trust & Historic Houses Trust Members Joint Event
Saturday 27th July – afternoon tea and expert-led tours at Eryldene
Sunday 28th July – seminar on the Shaping of Eryldene at The Mint
Saturday 27th July, 1.00 – 4.30 pm- optional tour, afternoon tea and exhibition at Eryldene Historic House and Garden, 17 McIntosh St, Gordon. The tour will be led by architectural experts, with a display of Chinese textiles and artefacts from the Eryldene Collection, followed by Eryldene’s famous afternoon tea.
Cost:$35. Bookings www.eryldene.org.auor 9498 2271
Sunday 28th July, 10am – 5pm - Centenary Seminar at The Mint, Macquarie Street, Sydney.
What were the ideas and inspiration behind the design and development of Eryldene, the building commissioned in 1913 by EG Waterhouse from architect William Hardy Wilson and the later development of its gardens and outbuildings? Join us for a conversation about Eryldene and the ideas and people that inspired it. Hear a range of prominent speakers including Dr James Broadbent, Maisy Stapleton, as they delve into the tastes and artistic influences that shaped it and its gardens, with a special focus on the Chinese connection and the growing appreciation of Chinese art, decoration and design in 20th century Australia.
Cost:$85. Bookings: www.hht.net.auor 8239 2266
Bookings for the special tour and tea at Eryldene www.eryldene.org.au or 9498 2271
Eryldene acknowledges the support of the Ku-ring-gai Council Art/Cultural Grant
Eryldene is an early 20th century historic house and garden located at 17 McIntosh Street, Gordon in northern Sydney. It is recognised as one of the nation's most important heritage properties.
The house was designed by visionary architect William Hardy Wilson for Professor E G Waterhouse who created its internationally acclaimed camellia garden. Eryldene is listed on the National Estate and the New South Wales Heritage Register.
Eryldene was the family home of Professor Waterhouse and his wife Janet. It was built in 1914 for the Waterhouse's and their four sons. The family lived in the house until the death of Professor Waterhouse in 1977.
A private trust comprising family members, Ku-ring-gai Council, the Australian Camellia Research Society and concerned Sydney residents was established in 1979 to acquire and manage the property. The Eryldene Trust assumed ownership in 1981.
The garden is regarded as the spiritual home of the camellia in Australia. Professor Waterhouse planted, researched and propagated camellias earning him international recognition and bringing the camellia back to popularity in Australia.
Professor Waterhouse was also influential in the worlds of art, design, architecture and linguistics and during his life Eryldene became a lively centre for discussion and influence.
Eryldene is open throughout the year for open weekends and special events and is available for booked tours by groups. Click here to find out abour current open days and events.
The garden is also available for hire for weddings, family occasions, commercial events and photography shoots. Click on Venue Hire for more information.
One very important link to note:
Open Gardens Australia – a not for profit organisation that opens Australia’s most inspiring private gardens