I recently went exploring in the Everglades Historic Gardens in Leura, in the Blue Mountains. Set on 12 acres of land looking over the spectacular Jamison Valley, you can spend hours getting lost amongst the blooms, plants, veggie gardens and tea house. In springtime you will find wisteria lined paths, cherry blossoms, azalea bushes and flowering dogwood. In the summertime there are mountains and clouds of multicoloured hydrangeas, roses, dahilas and the lushest greenery you will find.
The 1930s tea house is beautiful with wrought iron tables and chairs set amongst the garden where you can enjoy a lovely Devonshire tea . I truely felt like Alice in Wonderland in this place having a mad hatters tea party.
And what better way to finish than with one of my favourite Alice in Wonderland quotes:
“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”
-Alice in Wonderland