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Leuralla Gardens


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Location

36 Olympian Parade, Leura, 2780

Contact

Phone: (02) 4784 1169
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The gardens - 12 acres - of "Leuralla" were laid down at the turn of the century.  Paul Sorenson, an important creative influence on many mountain gardens, played a major role in creating this - one of the earliest and largest Blue Mountains gardens.
 
In the 1920s and '30s the garden was renowned for its displays of massed tulips and topiarized hedges, the rosetrellised walkway to the picturesque "New England" style gabled and shingleroofed barn, which was an extension in style of the first home. 
 
Sequoia, Maples, Cedar, Linden, Copper Beech, Chestnut, Ash, and Oaks are now the mature graceful backdrop to Rhododendrum, Dogwood, Camelia and Azalea groves, walkways and seasonal plantings, massed displays of tulips, daffodils, bluebells, many of which have naturalized 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, although here, of native plantings, cradles in the upper reaches of the Valley, the magnificent amphitheatre, sandstone reflecting the cliffs and Bathurst slate stage reflecting the blueness of the vast backdrop of the Valley.
 
The gardens are open year round - expressing the beauty of the rotating seasons.

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