Eryldene Historic Garden Tour

Discover one of the hidden gems of Sydney’s North Shore. Eryldene is the former home of linguist & camellia expert, Professor E.G. Waterhouse & his family. The house was built & its garden created in the early 20th Century & here you will find one of Australia's most important camellia collections.

Take a tour with one of the garden volunteers and enjoy morning tea afterwards.

Learn about how Eryldene is adapting the garden to cope with the changing climate.

OPENING HOURS: 10:00am to 12:00 noon

GROUP TOURS: run from 10:30am and 11:30am

GROUP BOOKINGS (more than 6 people) – $25 entry includes a garden tour and morning tea. $20 for concessions holders and National Trust members.
Please use the booking form available here.

CASUAL BOOKINGS (fewer than 6 people) – Please book via Eventbrite

Event dates

Event Details

17 McIntosh Street, Gordon, New South Wales

Eryldene is a five-minute stroll from Gordon railway station.
On-street parking is available on McIntosh Street and surrounding streets.


10:00am to 12:00 noon

GROUP TOURS: 10:30am and 111:30am

Entry fees:
Adults $ 25, Children $ 1, Concession $ 20, Family $ 40, Members $ 20
Prebooking required
Attendance limit:
50 - 100
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
ACCESSIBILITY - Eryldene’s garden is largely as it was when Professor Waterhouse and his family lived here, with winding garden paths of historic flagstones and bricks, which are uneven. Most parts of the garden are accessible without steps, via sandstone paved paths and across our lawns. However, our historic paths are uneven, narrow and winding in places, so visitors do need to take care. For ease of navigating the gardens and coordinating morning tea, we divide larger tour groups into smaller groups of 10-15 people. There are more accessibility details on Eryldene's website at: