10th & 11th June Open Weekend

Sasanquas, camellias and japonicas in bloom 10th & 11th June - Open Weekend

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.

June Open Weekend

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2017
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Entry: $8 Adults; $6 conc.; $4 children (6-15yrs)
$18 Family (2 adults, 2 children);

Free entry for members of Eryldene Trust, NT and HHA

Take a tour of the house and hear the stories of the Waterhouse Family. Enjoy the Sasanquas camellias and early japonica camellias in bloom. Young visitors will enjoy a tour of the garden with Doc the Galah.

Bring a picnic and enjoy the garden. The Garden Cafe will also be open for light refreshments

Eryldene Sunday Afternoon Teas from 1.00 pm. Tea bookings recommended - see form below.
Cost for Afternoon Teas: Non-members $32 ; Child (6-12yrs) $14 (includes entry) Members $24 ; Children (6-12yrs) $10

Bookings/enquires 02 9498 2271 or use the enquiry form below.

Download a booking form here (PDF document 25kb)

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Other dates for 2017:

  • Open Weekend - 12th and 13th August
  • Open Weekend - 9th and 10th September
  • Christmas Fair - 25th and 26th November

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 or lunch in the Garden Cafe on our Open Weekends or take High Tea on Sunday open days from 2.00 pm.

CHOOSE A GIFT from the wide 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.

Eryldene Christmas Fair

Each year one our major fundraisers is our Christmas Fair. This year's fair will be on Saturday, 25th November and Sunday, 26th November. 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.

One hundred and two 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.


Enjoy the Sasanquas camellias and early japonica camellias in bloom. Take tea in style.