The title compound, C25H30N2O6, has the imidazolidine ring in an envelope conformation. There are two intramolecular O—H⋯N hydrogen-bond interactions with graph-set motif S(6). The cyclohexane ring adopts a slightly distorted chair conformation. One methyl carboxylate substituent forms a dihedral angle of 12.00 (5)° with the plane of the benzene ring, while the other methyl carboxylate group is almost coplanar, making a dihedral angle of 2.26 (9)°. In the crystal, pairs of intermolecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds form racemic dimers, corresponding to an R 2 2(18) graph-set motif. Further weak C—H⋯O interactions generate a chain running along the c axis.