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April Open Weekend: Sat 14th & Sun 15th

Image by kind courtesy of the photographer, Lindy Kerr
Entertainment in the gardens
Our famous teas

Eryldene is open on the second weekend of each month from April to September and for special events at other times during the year.


Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April, 2018
10.00am – 4.00pm

One hundred and four years ago in April, 1914, Mr and Mrs Waterhouse and their first son, Gordon, moved into their newly-completed house, Eryldene, in Gordon, NSW. So began a lifetime of creativity and scholarship which culminated in the work of art we know as Eryldene today – a place recognised as one of the nation’s most important heritage properties.

Enjoy Eryldene’s first Open Weekend of the year. Stroll through the exquisite garden ‘rooms’ and take a guided tour of Waterhouse home. The Waterhouses raised four sons and lived in the house until the death of the Professor in 1977.

The house was designed by visionary architect William Hardy Wilson and Professor EG Waterhouse created the internationally-acclaimed camellia garden. Professor Waterhouse was also influential in the worlds of art, design, architecture and linguistics and during his life, Eryldene became an influential hub for the exchange of ideas.

The Garden Cafe will be open for light refreshments

Entry: Free entry for members of the Eryldene Trust, NT and HHA; $12 non-members; $10 concession; $5 children (6-15); $30 family (2 adults, 2 children)

Eryldene Sunday Afternoon Teas will be served from 1.00 pm. Tea bookings recommended. Cost for Afternoon Teas: adults $25; children (6-12yrs) $12. Please download and use this booking form (PDF)


TAKE A GUIDED TOUR of the house and garden study and learn about life in the Waterhouse family in the early part of the 20th century on our Open Weekends.

ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE GARDEN, its many structures, meandering paths and secret places.

RELAX OVER TEA, coffee and home made cakes in the Garden Cafe on our Open Weekends or take Tea on Sunday open days from 1.00 pm.

CHOOSE A GIFT from the range of items in Eryldene's gift shop.

BOOK A GUIDED TOUR with morning, afternoon tea or lunch for your group, minimum number 10 weekedays and 20 weekends.

HIRE ERYLDENE'S GARDEN for a wedding, family, corporate event or commercial photo shoot.

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