While the Blue Mountains may be most well known for the majestic lookouts, amazing bushwalks and the serenity of the natural, native bushland the region also boasts some world class formal gardens open to the public at various times of the year. If you enjoy open gardens one of the best to visit has got to be the Historic Everglades in Leura. Although the Everglades is open year round the best times to visit would either be in Autumn or Spring for an abundance of colour. There is also the Historic house to view, with it's amazing Art Deco architecture. There is a cafe where you can indulge in some Devonshire Tea and Scones (or cake) after taking in the house and gardens. Often there are events held at the Everglades; from art shows to Shakespeare plays preformed, take a lookout what's on.