When staying overnight take some time sit and enjoy the view, explore the gardens or listen to the frogs.
Silvermere’s 6000 sq metre of heritage listed gardens feature a range of cool climate exotics and natives.
Clear winter skies and bare trees allow spectacular views of the Blue Mountains National Park and the distant lights of Sydney. Spring is heralded by thousands of daffodils, followed by blue bells, irises and other bulbs. Mid to late September heralds a spectacular display of rhododendrons that were plated in the 1950s.
In summer the gardens and lawns are green and lush with occasional colour from roses and daylilies and our many native trees. Old liquid ambers probably dating from the 1920s provide wonderful autumn colour.
We have been restoring the gardens originally with help from the late Richard Ratcliff (who revitalised the Everglades at Leura), and more recently Vladimir Sitta.
Vlad designed the new front terrace as well as the recently completed frog pond in the south western corner of the property. The rest of the gardens were put together by us.
We fell in love with the house, its magnificent views and wonderful setting. We hope you will enjoy it too.