Behind the Wall


‘Behind the Wall’ is our main fundraising event and takes place in Spring when the garden is at its best. This is one of the few times the public can view inside the house as it is only open for special events and admittance is by guided tour only.

There is a small fee to enter the grounds and an extra fee for the house tours. Visitors can stroll through the 1.6 hectare Sorensen garden which includes a sunken rose garden, an Azalea walk and a Labyrinth.

The Friends will not be holding ‘Behind the Wall’ in 2018.

Garden and House Tours


In 2018 there will be three days for people to visit the gardens and tour the house. Many have already taken this opportunity and given us positive feedback. Bookings are essential.
Our dates for 2018 are:
Tuesday 20th March, Tuesday 26th June and Tuesday 16th October from 10am to 4pm
There is a choice of four tours:

  1. Garden ramble $10
  2. Garden ramble and Morning tea $15
  3. Garden ramble and guided house tour $20
  4.  Garden ramble, guided house tour and Devonshire Tea $30
If you would like a wonderful day out, download the House tours and Open Garden booking form which is required for each booking.
Tel: 9489-7925

Practical Philosophy


The School of Philosophy in NSW opened in Sydney in 1967. It has since opened branches in Newcastle, Wagga and Canberra and is affiliated with Schools in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide in Australia and in many other countries around the world.

Courses in Practical Philosophy are held at various locations around Sydney including Mahratta. For more information, visit: