The Braes Garden

Leura, NSW - Australia

The Braes Garden represents a unique space adjacent to the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park, Leura Oval and the Memorial gates of Lone Pine Avenue.

The uniqueness of this spectacular garden arises from its scale spanning over 2 hectares with its watercourses; the Gordon Creek and the Braes Creek, its undulation and hundreds of metres of meticulously restored dry stone ‘walls’. Gracious water features highlight an ever-changing showcase of Conifers, Deciduous and flowering Trees, Rhodendrons, Azaleas and bulbs.

The kitchen garden, orchard, nursery, sculptures, fountains and abundant bird life add to the ambient grace of this cool climate garden.

The Braes is home to descendant specimens of the Aleppo Pine from the Lone Pine Ridge at Gallipolli and three first generation Wollemi Pines acquired at the time of the release of this significant ancient tree discovered by David Noble in the Wollemi National Park. 

The Braes website

This website will be progressively developed to document the heritage significance of the garden, its origins and restoration, as well as the conservation and management challenges.

We will publish a diversity of images and information sources, reflecting both the journey so far and the visual splendour of seasonal changes reflective of a traditional cool climate garden.

We hope you enjoy navigating the website and glean some pleasure from our passionate commitment to the development of The Braes Garden.