Gardens

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Leuralla Gardens

The gardens of Leuralla were laid down early in the 20th century. Paul Sorenson, an important creative influence on many mountain gardens, played a major role in creating the striking setting that is now regarded as one of the most historic and significant Blue Mountains gardens. Planning and plantings were large scale with many trees imported from Europe and America. The garden is bounded by conifers forming shelter for internal plantings. The long laurel lined driveway travels the length of the garden and is emphasized by these many rare conifers that sweep around and encircle the majestic Atlas Cedar (Cedrus Atlantica)
 before the house.

Truly Historic and Picturesque Gardens

In the 1920s and 30s the garden was renowned for its displays of massed tulips and topiarized hedges plus rose trellised walkway to the picturesque "New England" style gabled and shingle roofed barn - an extension in style of the first home. Built in 1904 amongst the developing garden, it was razed almost completely by the devastating bush fires of 1909. There is a beguiling story that Mr. Andreas, grandfather of the current owner, when informed whilst on business in Sydney of the ravaging fires, said "Forget the house, save my trees!”
Wide variety of flowers in the garden

Leuralla Gardens Today

We are grateful that the "new" house, redesigned and completed in 1912, is still a family home that now houses the fine displays of the NSW Toy & Railway Museum alongside the Dr. HV Evatt Memorial Museum. Mr. Andreas's young Sequoias, Maples, Cedars, Linden, Copper Beech, Chestnut, Ash, and Oaks are now the mature graceful backdrop to Rhododendron, Dogwood, Camellia and Azalea groves, walkways and seasonal plantings, massed displays of tulips, daffodils and bluebells, many of which have naturalised beneath the spread of sheltering trees. As contrast the garden and house overlooks the extensive Jamison Valley with views to the distant Gib at Mittagong and Mt. Jellore. The garden of native plantings cradles in the upper reaches of the magnificent amphitheatre of the valley, with sandstone reflecting the cliffs and Bathurst slate stage reflecting the blueness of the vast backdrop of the Valley. The gardens are open year round and express the beauty of the rotating seasons.
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Explore 12 acres of beautiful seasonal gardens at Leuralla. 
Call 02 4784 1169

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