Open Weekend Information
ERYLDENE HISTORIC HOUSE AND GADEN
HISTORIC HOUSE AND GARDEN

Eryldene Open Weekends and Special Events

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

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Eryldene What's On for 2020


OPEN WEEKENDS AND EVENTS

Enquiries: 02 9498 2271 or [email protected]

Eryldene House and Garden is normally open on the second full weekend of each month from April to September from 10am to 4pm ,However, due to COVID-19, our Open Weekends schedule has changed as listed below.

OPEN WEEKENDS during COVID-19

AUGUST OPEN WEEKENDS
WELCOME BACK TO ERYLDENE - TWO OPEN WEEKENDS IN AUGUST!
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 August AND Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 August, 2020
11.00am - 3.00pm

Visit the garden in August when the colour of the azaleas and camellias come together within the canopy of towering trees. On the first weekend (8 and 9 August), at least, this is the time to find out about Ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of arranging flowers for the temple. Eryldene and Ikebana are synonymous: Mrs Waterhouse practised Ikebana at Eryldene from the 1930s, and when Norman Sparnon established the Sydney Chapter of
Ikebana International in Sydney in 1960 she was asked to be its first president.

Mrs Waterhouse learnt Ikebana from Eva Sadler, Japanese wife of Professor Arthur Sadler, first head of the school of Oriental Studies at Sydney University. The Sadlers lived in Wahroonga and built a Japanese teahouse in their garden.

Sit around the oriental teahouse at Eryldene and absorb the principles of the Ikebana Ikenobo School on Saturday 8th at 2pm and on Sunday 9th and Sunday 23rd at 12 noon.

Take in the delight of this Edwardian designed garden with its rich overlay of oriental artefacts. Share our appreciation of the work of the Sydney Chapter of Ikebana International who have been arranging the flowers at Eryldene every open weekend since 1981 in honour of their first president, Mrs Janet Waterhouse.

Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to open the house or garden study, or offer our Garden Café or Sunday Afternoon Teas. A coffee stall will be available for light refreshments

Click here to download a garden plan  (PDF) to inform your visit .

Special Discounted Entry:  $8 non-members; $5 children (6-15yrs); $20 family (2 adults, 2 children). Free entry for members of the Eryldene Trust, HHA and NT.

Pre-book a time to ensure preferential entry. Book at www.ticketebo.com.au/eryldene or download a booking form here.

Owing to current health advice, entry is subject to adherence to Eryldene’s conditions of entry.

Free parking in commuter car park at intersection of McIntosh St and Werona Rd.

More information: [email protected]

The Open Day program is made possible through the support of a Ku-ring-gai Council COVID-19 Community Organisations Hardship & Assistance Program Grant. Eryldene thanks Council for its generous support.


SEPTEMBER OPEN WEEKENDS - OPEN WEEKEND # 1

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September, 2020
HISTORY WEEK – History: What is it good for?
10.00am – 4.00pm

September is spring time, when the late-flowering blooms of the winter camellias combine with the spring flowering azaleas, iris and new foliage to create a cornucopia of colour and delight. Two practising florists, who are also volunteers at Eryldene, have been set the task of creating floral arrangements in the garden to celebrate the new season using plant material from Eryldene's garden. Take time to consider the question posed for History Week
- "what is history good for"? Examine the historic plans of the garden, prepared by Mary Davis in 1984. These show the garden as it was just a few years after their creator, Professor Waterhouse died. Consider how these historic plans have been useful in guiding the Eryldene Trust to care for the garden in the spirit of its creator. Take in the garden again in light of those plans and make notes of your observations.

We may be unable to open the house or garden study, or offer our Garden Café or Sunday Afternoon Teas, though a coffee cart or equivalent will be available for light refreshments. Please check the Eryldene website for updates.

Click here to download a garden plan  (PDF) to inform your visit .

Entry: Entry fees for non-members, children and families will be announced in the coming weeks/months depending on developments. Free entry for members of the Eryldene Trust, HHA and NT.

It is likely you will be required to PRE-BOOK a time to visit (Sat morning, Sat afternoon, Sun morning, Sunday afternoon) to ensure preferential entry. Keep checking the Eryldene website for updates.

Owing to current health advice, entry is subject to adherence to Eryldene’s conditions of entry.

Free parking in commuter car park at intersection of McIntosh St and Werona Rd.

More information: [email protected]

The Open Day program is made possible through the support of a Ku-ring-gai Council COVID-19 Community Organisations Hardship & Assistance Program Grant. Eryldene thanks Council for its generous support.

SEPTEMBER OPEN WEEKENDS - OPEN WEEKEND # 2
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September, 2020
10.00am – 4.00pm

September is spring time, when the late-flowering blooms of the winter camellias combine with the spring flowering azaleas, iris and new foliage to create a cornucopia of colour and delight. Two practising florists, who are also volunteers at Eryldene, have been set the task of creating floral arrangements in the garden to celebrate the new season using plant material from Eryldene's garden. Examine the historic plans of the garden, prepared by Mary Davis in 1984. These show the garden as it was just a few years after their creator, Professor Waterhouse died. Consider how these historic plans have been useful in guiding the Eryldene Trust to care for the garden in the spirit of its creator. Take in the garden again in light of those plans and make notes of your observations.

We may be unable to open the house or garden study, or offer our Garden Café or Sunday Afternoon Teas, though a coffee cart or equivalent will be available for light refreshments. Please check the Eryldene website for updates.

Click here to download a garden plan  (PDF) to inform your visit .

Entry: Entry fees for non-members, children and families will be announced in the coming weeks/months depending on developments. Free entry for members of the Eryldene Trust, HHA and NT.

It is likely you will be required to PRE-BOOK a time to visit (Sat morning, Sat afternoon, Sun morning, Sunday afternoon) to ensure preferential entry. Keep checking the Eryldene website for updates.

Owing to current health advice, entry is subject to adherence to Eryldene’s conditions of entry.

Free parking in commuter car park at intersection of McIntosh St and Werona Rd.

More information: [email protected]

The Open Day program is made possible through the support of a Ku-ring-gai Council COVID-19 Community Organisations Hardship & Assistance Program Grant. Eryldene thanks Council for its generous support.


BROADWAY COMES TO ERYLDENE
Saturday, October 10, 2020
5.00pm – 8.00pm. Gate opens at 4.00pm

Cost: $35 Eryldene/NT/HHA members & students under 25; $40 non-members;

$15 children (6-15); $95 family (2 non-members, 2 children)

Kick back on a perfect spring evening and enjoy a concert featuring beloved toe-tapping songs from your favourite musicals. Bring a picnic, drinks, a rug or low folding chair.

Purchase homemade treats, tea and coffee from the Garden Café. Order gourmet rolls before Thursday, October 8  to complement your picnic. Bookings recommended.

Enquiries - 02 9498 2271 or [email protected]

Details will be updated on Eryldene’s website closer to the date, at which time bookings will be available at www.ticketebo.com.au/eryldene or by visiting our website http://www.eryldene.org.au to find a booking form. Numbers will be limited.

Owing to current health advice, entry is subject to adherence to Eryldene’s conditions of entry.

Free parking in commuter car park at intersection of McIntosh St and Werona Rd

Enquiries: 02 9498 2271 or [email protected]

 

ERYLDENE CHRISTMAS FAIR
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 November, 2020
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 in commuter car park at intersection of McIntosh St and Werona Rd

Enquiries: 02 9498 2271 or [email protected]

Details will be updated on Eryldene’s website closer to the date.

Owing to current health advice, entry is subject to adherence to Eryldene’s conditions of entry.

Free parking in commuter car park at intersection of McIntosh St and Werona Rd.

ERYLDENE CHRISTMAS FAIR 2020 STALL HOLDER'S APPLICATION
We invite you to apply to be a stall holder at this year’s Eryldene Christmas Fair on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November, 2020 - 10am to 4pm.

Please DO NOT make any up-front payments via EFT. Rather, kindly provide your credit card details on your application form and participation fees will not be processed until the Fair dates and your involvement are confirmed.

Please click here for a site plan and here for the Stall Holder’s Information Kit (including the Application Form).

To secure your stall at this year’s Eryldene Christmas Fair, please complete the attached Application Form (pages 7 & 8), sign the Indemnity Form (page 8) and scan/return these pages with your credit card payment details and a copy of your Public Liability Insurance  to Eryldene by Friday June 19, 2020.

Credit card payments will not be processed until your application is approved and the Fair dates are confirmed.

The Eryldene Trust is a not-for-profit company responsible for the overall management and ongoing conservation of the property. Eryldene is maintained as a house museum, open to the public for tours, public activities and functions. Its income is derived solely from these sources as Eryldene receives no ongoing government funding and relies on its own efforts to meet recurring expenses. The Trust requires all users to recognise Eryldene’s fragile environment and abide by an established protocol outlined in the Stall Holder’s Information Kit. This is to protect the property and its buildings and structures, wall finishes, garden & plants, stone paved paths and driveway.

Please be aware that stall allocations are limited so prompt submission of your application is recommended. You will be notified by August 21, 2020 as to whether your application has been approved. If you require side walls for your stall (to enclose it after hours and/or in inclement weather) they must be ordered via this application form, as side walls are limited. We look forward to receiving your application for the 2020 Eryldene Christmas Fair.

ENJOY Eryldene Historic House and Gardens - Sydney THROUGHOUT THE YEAR in 2020