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How to become an Eryldene Supporter


Eryldene Historic House and Garden receives NO on-going government funding and relies on the support of the community to maintain the house and gardens for future generations. Your support is vital for Eryldene’s future. Read on to learn about the various ways you can render your support.

2018 Annual General Meetings

The Annual General Meeting of THE ERYLDENE FOUNDATION LIMITED (ABN 68 051 439 984)  will be held at 17 McIntosh Street, Gordon on Sunday May 27, 2018 at 2.15pm.

 The Annual General Meeting of THE ERYLDENE TRUST (ABN 60 001 732 592) will be held at 17 McIntosh Street, Gordon on Sunday May 27, 2018 at 3.00pm.

Copies of the The Eryldene Foundation 2016 Annual Report and  The EryldeneTrust 2016 Annual Report are available for download (PDF format). 

Centenary Appeal

Eryldene celebrated its Centenary in 2014/2015 and  the Eryldene Foundation has launched an appeal to secure the long term future of this historically and architecturally important house and garden

Eryldene is owned and managed by an independent Trust and receives no on-going government funding. It has relied on community support to maintain the house and garden since its formation in 1979. However with ever increasing maintenance costs Eryldene needs an adequate capital fund which can support the needs of a one hundred year old house and its extensive garden. Without such a fund the long term future of Eryldene is uncertain. With this in mind the Foundation is seeking to raise $2 million dollars.

We invite you to become a valued supporter of the Eryldene Centenary Fund. Please take a few minutes to read our Centenary Appeal document which can be accessed in PDF format. This explains the national and international importance of Eryldene, the need for proper funding to be in place and how the Foundation is managed. 

It is vital that our appeal succeeds so that Eryldene remains as an important community asset. We want Eryldene to be open for people now and into the future to enjoy and appreciate its fine architecture, beautiful garden and an era of Sydney life now all but gone.

Read about the recent launch of the appeal at which the Governor Marie Bashir spoke of the significance of Eryldene in the latest edition of the Eryldene Review which you can download in PDF format here.


We are very pleased to acknowledge the generosity of the following who have become donors to the ongoing Centenary Fund

PATRONS - $50,000+
Geoffrey and Rachel O’Conor
Kenneth Reed

FELLOWS - $10,000+
David and Bobbie Fairlie
Anne Galbraith (2015)
Margaret and Peter Levick
Karen Pedersen
Robin Rodgers
Libby and David Salkeld
Marie Waterhouse

Judith and Ian Blayden ♦ Shannie Bracht ♦ Phillip and Cathie Browne ♦ Judy Butlin ♦ Keith & Elizabeth Cottier ♦ James Fairfax ♦ Penelope and Michael Holden ♦ Simon and Jocelyn Laing ♦ Clive and Sarah Lucas ♦ Margaret McCredie ♦ Alan Matthews ♦  Richard and Susan Miles ♦ Miles Family Foundation (2015) ♦ Michael and Margaret Pope ♦ Virginia Robison ♦ Robin Rogers (2015) ♦ Rosalind and Tony Strong ♦ David and Audrey Tunny ♦ Ruth Waterhouse


2014: Madeline Adams ♦ Jim Armitage ♦ Mary Armstrong ♦ Robert and Helen Bryant ♦ Julian Bickersteth ♦ Richard Bird and Lynne Walker ♦ Fran Blackwell ♦ Judith Campbell ♦ Capital Results Pty Ltd ♦ Camellia Society of Tasmania  ♦ Joan Dash ♦ Helen Devenish-Meares ♦ Colin Dunstan ♦  Catherine Eakin ♦ Zeny Edwards ♦ Rachel Falk ♦ John Gale ♦ John Garland ♦ Phil and Wendy Greenwood ♦ Deborah Griffin ♦  Peter and Heather Lovell ♦ Richard Mackay ♦ Jonathan O’Dea ♦ Yoko Porter ♦ Colin Roden ♦ Margaret Saunders ♦ Maisie Stapleton ♦ Penelope Seidler ♦ Herbert and Patricia Short ♦ Howard and Mary Tanner ♦ Tim and Paula Trigg ♦ Stephen Utick ♦ Barbara and Bruce Walker ♦ Barbara Waterhouse ♦ James Waterhouse ♦ Jill Waterhouse ♦ Ian and Tricia Waters ♦ Harry West ♦ Mavis Wheeler ♦ Margaret Wilson ♦ Frank and Susan Zipfinger

2015: Robert O Albert ♦ Fran Blackwell ♦ Judith Campbell ♦ Mrs G Carroll ♦ Carrykit Pty Ltd ♦ Joan Dash ♦ John Garland ♦  Geoff Hogbin ♦ Susan King ♦  Ron Lucock ♦ Dr Allan Matthews ♦ Helen Meares ♦ Merrilee Parker ♦ Mrs M H Saunders ♦  Jill Waterhouse ♦ Miss M K Wheeler ♦ Maura Wilcox

Those donating to the ongoing Centenary Appeal in the categories of Patron, Fellow and Benefactor will be acknowledged on the Honour Board displayed at Eryldene, in our publications and on this website. They will become members of the Foundation. Donations of all amounts are welcome.

Please take a few minutes to review our 2014 Centenary Appeal Document which can be accessed in PDF format (1.6mb) here...


We would welcome your involvement.


Join the Eryldene Trust and be part of all that happens at Eryldene. As a member you will receive:

  • Free entry to the house and garden on open weekends
  • Reduced entry for special events
  • 10% discount on shop purchases
  • A regular newsletter and events calendar
  • Free entry to the National Trust’s Sydney properties (bookings by phone only)

To become a member please download, complete and return this PDF form

To renew your Eryldene Trust membership for 2018-2019 please download, complete and return this PDF form.


Become a volunteer and help present Eryldene to the public. Volunteers assist on open days, in the house and garden, in the gift shop and café and as guides. Help is also needed in administration and maintaining the house to museum standard.

If you would like to join our friendly volunteer group please contact our manager on 9498 2271 or email [email protected] You will be made very welcome.


To participate in the Adopt a Camellia scheme which supports the upkeep of more than one thousand plants in the garden please click here (PDF)

The very simplest way you can show your support for Eryldene and keep up with our news is by liking us on Facebook


Eryldene is grateful for the support of the following organisations who have donated products for maintenance, research, training and cataloguing projects.

  • Australian Garden History Society
  • Copland Foundation
  • Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment , Water, Population and Communities
  • Ku-ring-gai Council
  • National Library of Australia
  • Turramurra Community Bank
  • Neutrog Pty Ltd
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