EG Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens

In March 2014 E.G. Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens was named by the International Camellia Society as an International Camellia Garden of Excellence. It is one of only 40 International Camellia Gardens of Excellence in the world and the only such garden in New South Wales.

Located in Caringbah overlooking the beautiful Yowie Bay, Camellia Gardens is a favourite with Sutherland Shire residents and visitors alike.

The garden began as a project under the 1970 Captain Cook Bicentenary program, and the first plantings were made in 1969. They are names after the late Professor EG Waterhouse, a leading world authority on camellias, who lived in Sydney. The garden has grown over the years into its present beauty, in part to the generous donations by numerous groups and individuals.

While you're at the Gardens stop in at 'The Teahouse', a little cafe that merges the indoors with visual inspiration of the gardens and famous for it scones!

Nearby events

  1. Beach Kayak Tour

    Monday 21 January 2019 to Monday 23 June 2025 , Bundeena

    Their popular Beach Kayak Tour runs daily at 10.30am and 12.30pm from their beachfront base in beautiful Bundeena. This short guided kayak tour (1.5 hours) takes in the gorgeous bays and beaches of this picturesque nature lover's paradise…

    21 Jan - 23 Jun
  2. Make your own teapot

    Monday 21 January 2019 to Friday 08 November 2019 , Bundeena

    Transform a block of clay into a teapot with pottery master Mary, who has ten years experience in the field, has made various television appearances and is a member of the acclaimed collective ‘Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail’. Learn hand…

    21 Jan - 08 Nov