25th and 26th November - Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair - 25th and 26th November

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.

Darling Mother, Darling Son
A Talk by Edith Ziegler
Tuesday 17th October, 2017

Morning tea and coffee at 10.30am Talk at 11.00am
Eryldene Historic House and Garden 
Tickets limited, book early - download booking form
For much of the twentieth century Leslie Walford and his mother, Dora Byrne were synonymous with style and glamour. Walford was one of Sydney’s best known interior designers and Byrne was an elegant trendsetter and tireless worker for charitable causes. Often apart, they wrote regularly to each for over 40 years. Their correspondence was saved and is now published in ‘Darling Mother, Darling Son: The Letters of Leslie Walford and Dora Byrne, 1929 – 1972’. Join editor, Edith Ziegler, and hear about the close relationship between mother and son and their intertwined lives which, though privileged, were touched with tragedy and misfortune. Through their letters Edith will give us glimpses of the glittering circles in which they moved and their lively insights into the design and fashion of their times.

ERYLDENE CHRISTMAS FAIR  - 25th & 26th November
Join us for the Eryldene Christmas Fair on 25th & 26th November 2017.

As the Jacarandas flower, experience the personal attention of over 50 stallholders showcasing their Christmas gift products, amongst the beauty of Eryldene and its late spring garden.

Entrance: $5 Adult / Conc. Children free

Special offer complimentary tea/coffee and a Christmas treat for entry from 1.00  pm on Sunday.


Please note that there is plenty of free off street parking available at the railway end of McIntosh Street


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.


Each year one our major fundraisers is our Christmas Fair.

Upwards of 50 stalls are set up in our gardens offering a wide variety of unusual gifts and treats - from garden and kitchen wares to Christmas puddings and hampers.

Aspiring stallholders can click this link to download the 2017 information pack  (220kb) .pdf file

Nearly one hundred and four years ago, in April, 1914 Mr & Mrs Waterhouse and their first son Gordon moved into their newly completed house at Eryldene, designed for them by Hardy Wilson.   Explore its beauty and the role it played in the cultural life of Sydney in the first half of the twentieth century.

More than 50 stalls are set up in our gardens offering a wide variety of unusual gifts and treats - from garden and kitchen wares to Christmas puddings and hampers.