Published On 23 July 2020 at 12:00 PM
Sutherland Shire Council is excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The E.G. Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens and its continued significance within our local community. What began as a project under the 1970 Captain Cook Bicentenary program is now home to one of the largest collections of camellias in Australia. Located in Caringbah and overlooking scenic Yowie Bay, Camellia Gardens is enjoyed by countless Shire residents and visitors alike, no matter their age, for picnics, weddings and various other kinds of leisure activities. The Gardens was opened by Lady Cutler on 18 July 1970 and named after late Sydney resident Professor Eben Gowrie Waterhouse, a leading world authority on camellias. Thank you to the Parks Operational staff, past and present, for their continued efforts to preserve the area, and to our local community whose passion for nature has made the site what it is today. Council acknowledges and pays respect to the Dharawal speaking people, the traditional custodians of the land on which E.G. Waterhouse Camellia Gardens sits. Visit Council’s Facebook page throughout July to view a selection of the site's historical, floral and wildlife images as we celebrate this significant anniversary.
Carmelo Pesce - Sutherland Shire Mayor