In the Beautiful Blue Mountains

30 September - 8 October 2017

Our Gardens

The 2017 Leura Gardens Festival will feature 11 beautiful Upper Blue Mountains spring gardens, including two new to the festival. As well, four gardens are returning to the festival after a break, including Ewanrigg and the extensively-refurbished The Braes, plus several old favourites will again be on show.

The 2017 gardens are shown below:

We feel very privileged to be able to own Redleaf. It is definitely a labour of love bringing this very established property and house back to life. The house is over 100 years old and has always been painted black. We have continued the tradition of being the Black house on Blackheath St. 

Rustlings is a 95-year-old garden acquired by Peter and Claudia Fisk in 2000. Over a ten-year period Peter transformed it to create a wonderfully peaceful landscape with many rooms, each with a different feel and mood.

We have two gardens open for the Festival - the Lady Fairfax Garden and the Margaret Stevens Garden.

The planting of this magnificent garden was begun by the Cox family in the 1950's, but the design today is largely attributable to the present owners, Robert Brain and Neal Blewett. This is a natural garden, shaded by mature trees, with rooms and corners and few, if any, traditional beds.

Much like the resort itself, the Fairmont Resort gardens have seen significant rejuvenation over the past few years. The expansive garden area features many quiet sanctuaries accentuated by the three magnificent lakes.

 

Ewanrigg has featured in the Leura Gardens Festival for almost 50 years.

Fairways is an established garden, originally built in 1896 as one of Leura’s first guesthouses.

The most well-known feature of St Annes has been its front hedge of Cypress pines, having appeared on Burkes Backyard and as an exemplar of its kind in horticultural manuals.

Glenshiel is about an acre in size and was purchased by the current owners in 2009. The garden was a blank canvas with much bush needing to be cleared.

Everglades is the largest and most famous garden designed by Paul Sorensen, Australia's "Master Gardener".

The Braes Heritage Garden Estate is adjacent to the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park and lies between an urban environment and a semi-rural one, with views to the Southern Highlands.

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