Historic Everglades shed restored to its former glory

The historic shed at Leura’s Everglades House and Garden will live on thanks to a government grant.

The National Trust received $6600 in Community Building Partnership funding to carry out essential repairs for the conservation of the shed.

Everglades manager Guy McIlrath said the shed was built in the 1930s and used to store tools.

Half the terracotta roof tiles were broken, so to replicate the genuine article, Blue Mountains builder Craig Seaman created moulds for the tiles and filled them with cement. The interior of the roof, including rotten wooden rafters was also replaced.

Member for Blue Mountains, Trish Doyle, attended the gardens last week to open their latest project.

“Each year Everglades attracts thousands of domestic and international visitors to the Blue Mountains,” she said.

“It is wonderful that the shed has been restored to its former glory and this will benefit Everglades’ staff and volunteers who undertake the maintenance of the house and garden.”

Other Mountains grant recipients included the Rotary Club of the Lower Blue Mountains and the Glenbrook Blaxland Cricket Club.

The 2018 Community Building Partnership program funding round has opened, with applications due by June 15.

The grants are available annually for community infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes. Visit: www.nsw.gov.au/cbp.