Yengo was first purchased by Jesse Gregson in 1877. It was laid out with the assistance of the Director of the Sydney Botanic Gardens, Charles Moore and the Govt Botanist J H Maiden. Yengo is an alpine garden with 143yr old trees (in 2020) such as sequoia, cedar of Lebanon and Spanish cork. It is enhanced by sculptures created by English sculptors Judith Holmes Drewry and Lloyd le Blanc, which have been collected over the years. The garden is open in aid of Australia's first endangered species reserve which has been in place since 1969. We usually charge $10 per person per visit, $3 for children.

The stone house and garden of 'Yengo' has been restored by the owners Peter and Ann Pigott. There are several 100 year old conifers from the Himalayas and North America including: Deodars (Cedrus deodara) and Western Red Cedars (Thuja plicata) which were all planted about 1880. The garden at the rear of the house has also been restored and there is an interesting range of plants in the garden. These include Clematis montana and a white wisteria (Wisteria brachybotrys 'Alba') which has a wonderful scent and also Wisteria floribunda 'Macrobotrys' a Japanese form which has been trained over a pergola.

The garden of 'Yengo' is a beautiful setting for some very beautiful garden sculptures. The pieces are the work of two international sculptors, Lloyd Le Blanc and Judith Holmes Drewry, who both work in bronze. Both people, says garden owner Peter Pigott, are leading sculptors who are based in England.

Lloyd Le Blanc is renowned for his sculptures of animals. They are so carefully formed that they seem real. 

Sculptures are limited editions so not all are for sale, but please call the number below for any enquiries. 

Judith Holmes Drewry (died 2011) was a leading portrait sculptor who had a real feeling for depicting the female form through her amazing bronze work. Certain works may still be available for sale at the garden.  For details please call number below.

Yengo has a sanctuary for the rare and very sweet little Parma Wallabies, a native species that has been re-introduced into Australia after they were wiped out by foxes and feral cats. The entrance fee to the garden goes directly to support Australia’s first endangered wildlife reserve, which is for the Parma wallaby, it was thought to be extinct for over eighty years. The Parma wallaby was rediscovered on an island off New Zealand where it had been taken by Sir George Grey after being appointed Governor of N Z. Professor David Ride a friend of Peter’s who was instrumental in their rediscovery was thrilled they were coming back to Australia. 

The reserve is not open to the public.

Open springtime from October up until the first week in November, and autumn the last three weeks of April and the first week of May "Weekends only" or by appointment.  Call 4756 2002 for any enquiries.