Dennarque Estate

Mt Wilson, NSW, 2786

Dennarque Estate

Dennarque Estate is a heritage listed cool climate, 24 acre garden, which has a spectacular collection of significant trees originally planted under the direction of Charles Moore, from the Royal Sydney Botanical Gardens during 1880s. Dennarque has an important historical significance. It is one of the original eight houses built in Mt Wilson. It was established in 1879 by Edward Christopher Merewether. Dennarque is a fine and substantially intact example of a Victorian Georgian residence.

Open Garden Dates/Times

Last open April 2021 Check later for future dates

Entry Fee: $15

We would like to invite you to our beautiful estate, bring your picnic and a rug to enjoy the winter colours here at Dennarque Estate.

Free entry for children under 12 years of age. $10 for seniors.
EFTPOS facilities available.

Book by appointment outside of open garden dates. Contact Ivana 0427 965 696

Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Steep slopes, Trip hazards

Location & Contact Info

  • Mt Wilson, NSW, 2786

Note: Parking available on Church Lane alongside the garden. Due to possible closure of Bells Line of Road near Mt. Tomah access to Mt. Wilson may be via Katoomba.

Local Climate Zone: 9 - Cool Temperate

Summer avg. Max: 23°C Winter avg. Min: 3°C
Avg Frost Days:55
Annual Rainfall avg: 1236mm. Summer avg. 391mm.
No. of rainy days: 54 Winter avg. 230mm.

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Garden Guide

The quaint heritage garden village of Mount Wilson, in the UNESCO listed Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park, was settled by the well-heeled society in Sydney as their summer retreat in the 1870's.

Dennarque Estate is situated on the highe ...


Dennarque, A Mount Wilson Story, was published in 2019. The book captures the four seasons with stunning photographs through the year. As you enter the gates of the Estate, the book invites readers in to explore the sprawling cool climate garden, which is rarely open to the public. With the foreword by Jamie Durie, the book takes you through short narratives on each season. The book also tells the important story of the historical background of the heritage property and gardens.  More Info »


Spring is when the garden comes alive. The abundance of flowers bursting with colours and scent saturate the garden. It is an amazing time in the garden as every day you see a different plant come to life.  More Info »


Summer is filled with all different shades and textures of green. Every season has its beauty, but we all look forward to the warmer months of summer. Throughout summer a series of different birds migrate through the gardens, filling the mornings with beautiful birdsongs.  More Info »


Autumn colours are the highlight in Mt Wilson. The gardens put on a spectacular display of oranges and reds on the hundreds of different varities of maple trees. Mt Wilson attracts a lot of visitors during Autumn for the colours. Accommodation at Dennarque is booked well in advance. Autumn is also a preferred season for many weddings at Dennarque.  More Info »


Mount Wilson is one of those places which has distinct four seasons, where winter really is winter. The temperature can drop below zero on most mornings. Mt Wilson also gets a few snowfalls during winter. The days are crisp and dry against the winter sunshine with clear blue skies.  More Info »

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