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. Webers Circus Engadine

    Thursday 28 March 2019 to Sunday 31 March 2019 ,

    Webers Circus with a touch of the wild west will take you on a journey. Their gun slinging whip cracking cast will keep you on the edge of your seat, featuring the wheel of death, silks, miniature horses, dogs, clowns and a whole lot more…

    28 Mar - 31 Mar
  2. Bush and Beach Full Day Adventure

    Thursday 28 March 2019 to Friday 26 March 2021 , Bundeena

    Full day adventure in and around the stunning Royal National Park and Port Hacking waterway in southern Sydney! Start out with a 1.5 hour guided beach kayak tour along the stunning and uncrowded stretches of sandy swimming beach. Then…

    28 Mar - 26 Mar
  3. Beach Kayak Tour

    Thursday 28 March 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…

    28 Mar - 23 Jun