22 July 2020


Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we regret to inform you that the Garden day in October has been cancelled.


Welcome to Friends of Mahratta

Mahratta acknowledged as one of the finest Georgian art Deco mansions in Sydney is listed on the State Heritage Register. It has one of the few remaining gardens designed by Paul Sorensen in the Sydney Metropolitan area.  He also designed the Blue Mountains gardens “The Everglades” and “The Braes”. 

The Friends of Mahratta was established in 2010 to raise funds for the care and preservation of the house and garden as well as opening the property for community use and enjoyment.  

Mahratta began as a family home and was later owned by the Bank of New South Wales (now Westpac) so opportunities for the general public to visit were limited.  Friends of Mahratta enjoy giving the public the opportunity to visit this magnificent house and garden.  

Our main fundraising event for the year is ‘Behind the Wall’ normally held in Spring.  In 2020 we won’t be holding the event but will have two Garden days for people to come and visit the grounds and tour the house. Visitors can stroll through the 1.6-hectare Sorensen garden which includes a sunken rose garden and Azalea walk. This is one of the few times the public can view inside the house as admittance is by guided tour only.

Go to the ‘Events’ page for details.