Parklands Country and Garden Lodges


132 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath NSW 2785, Blue Mountains 2785, Blue Mountains , Australia

Escape to the world famous World Heritage listed Blue Mountains to enjoy luxury retreat accommodation at Parklands Country Garden and Lodges. Just 1 hour and 45 minutes’ drive from Sydney CBD. Parklands Country Garden and Lodges is a secluded retreat within 28 acres of manicured grounds, reminiscent of a European great estate, in one of Australia’s most beautiful destinations, with the picturesque Grose Valley and Govetts Leap lookout, abundant wildlife and a scenic attractions right at your doorstep.

With 28 spacious guestrooms spread across seven garden cottages to choose from, Parklands Country Gardens and Lodges offers several accommodation options to meet the needs of every guest including a Kitchen Garden that is the envy of most other properties.

Parklands are making changes to reduce their carbon footprint with double glazing in new areas, and insulation and good curtains to improve thermal performance. Energy efficient lighting and appliances are installed throughout.

Parklands Kitchen Garden History: 

In 1897, full-time professional gardener Thomas Kerslake was employed by John Pope, the founder of Karaweera, renamed to Parklands. Employed to maintain and develop the Karaweera gardens, the rectangular brick edged vegetable garden divided by red gravel paths and said to cover over four acres was the main attraction. Karaweera gardens supplied raspberries, red and white currants, gooseberries, strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, potatoes, parsnips, turnips, carrots, beets and rhubarb.

Parklands Kitchen Garden Today:

Following Thomas Kerslake’s vision, Parklands Country Garden and Lodges has developed a private kitchen garden, complete with 4000 sqm of vegetable garden beds, fruit orchards, rose gardens, a dedicated compost area, and a processing and packaging workshop. These gardens will provide seasonal fruit and vegetables for Parklands Country Garden and Lodges, Lilianfels Resort & Spa, Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant and Hydro Majestic Hotel; all part of the Escarpment Group. Our vision is for each property to sustainably grow it’s own fresh produce.