Eryldene September OPEN WEEKEND Sat 14th & Sun 15th

Open Weekend at Eryldene - Saturday & Sunday Sept 14 & 15, 2019

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.

No bookings required except for Special Sunday Afternoon Teas. Open from 10am - 4.00pm.

Also available for hire for special events such as group tours, garden parties, garden weddings and photography shoots at other times during the year.



TALK & TEA - Dancing for the Marquis

Tuesday, 3 September 2019 10.00am- 12.00Dancing for the Marquis coverpm

Historian and writer, Dr Edith Ziegler will be speaking about her new book, Dancing for the Marquis. 

This is a fictionalised version of the improbable but true story of an infamous 19th century immigration and financial scandal perpetrated by the Marquis de Rays, a narcissistic and deluded French nobleman

The talk will be richly illustrated to enable you to follow in the footsteps of the intending settlers on their strange and heartbreaking journey. Their experience is part of Australia’s rich immigration narrative, also the story of our stoical rural pioneers.

One of Eryldene’s delicious morning teas will be served prior to the talk.

Entry: $30 members of the Eryldene Trust, HHA and NT; $35 non-members.

Book early as numbers are limited. Bookings essential

Book at or visit our website to find a booking form.

Enquiries: 02 9498 2271 or [email protected]


HISTORY WEEK – Memory & Landscapes
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September, 2019
10.00am – 4.00pm

Memories from grandfather Vickery's garden in Waverley, from Colonial cottage gardens and from gardens visited during a European sabbatical in 1906 - 1908 all inspired Professor Waterhouse's design for his garden at Eryldene. Tease out the subtleties of the landscape as you stroll through the tranquilly of his garden 'rooms'. Admire his very personal collection of camellias and azaleas, now at the height of their flowering season. 

Book a granny-chic Sunday Afternoon Tea, inspired by those served by Mrs Waterhouse.

Entry: Free entry for members of the Eryldene Trust, HHA and NT;

$12 non-members; $10 concession; $5 children (6-15yrs); $30 family (2 adults, 2 children)

The Garden Cafe will be open for light refreshments.

Eryldene Sunday Afternoon Teas - two sittings 1.00 pm & 2.30pm.  Cost for Afternoon Teas: $37 adults; $17 children (6-12yrs) Includes entry for Open Weekend. Tea bookings essential.

Book at or visit our website to find a booking form.

Enquiries: 02 9498 2271 or [email protected]

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 November, 2019
10.00am – 4.00pm

Wander the exquisite historic gardens of Eryldene as the jacarandas flower and enjoy the personal attention of 50 stallholders showcasing their unique Christmas gifts. Stalls have been selected for their quality and originality.

Relax in the shade of the garden cafe and savour delicious homemade Christmas treats.

Eryldene is a five-minute stroll from Gordon railway station.

Free parking available at the junction of Werona and McIntosh Streets.

Entry: $5 Adult / Concession. Children free

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

Enquiries: 02 9498 2271 or [email protected]

The information pack for stallholders for the 2019 Christmas Fair and application form can be downloaded here (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 on weekdays and 20 on weekends.

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

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