Mayfield is made up of two main garden areas, Mayfield Garden and the Private Garden. Together they make up an impressive 160-acre cool climate garden.
Mayfield Garden has been specially designed to open year-round as a tourist destination (only closed Christmas & Boxing Day) which covers 15 hectares (36 acres). It is open from 9am until 4:30pm and the last garden entry is 3pm.
The Private Garden is the family garden area of the Hawkins family, which is an additional 50 hectares (124 acres) beyond Mayfield Garden. The whole Private Garden is open to visitors for Autumn & Spring seasonal festivals with an additional 20 hectares (50 acres) open for Summer & Winter seasonal festivals. For more information on both gardens (areas within & features to see, dates, prices, maps, etc), please CLICK BELOW IMAGES.
Mayfield is dog friendly! But please note, your furry friend must be kept on a leash at all times and be guided by yourself. We provide doggy bowls at the Cafe, but you must bring your own doggy bags.
Mayfield has gone to great lengths to make the garden wheelchair and pram friendly with many new hand rails and paths installed to connect areas of the garden. The Camellia Walk is currently under construction, it will provide a path which connects all of Mayfield Garden. It plans to be completed in Winter 2018. We thank you for your patience while this great addition to the garden is completed . Throughout Mayfield’s Autumn & Spring festivals a shuttle bus service will be available to numerous designated points throughout the garden to assist those with mobility challenges.
We recommend wearing closed walking shoes and bringing a hat, sunscreen, fly spray and an umbrella – don’t let anything stand in the way of exploring this beautiful garden!
We also recommend arriving at Mayfield as soon as we open at 9am, to allow yourself time to visit the garden. You won’t believe the beauty and the scale of the garden until you’ve visited. The last entry into the garden is 3pm, please ensure that you arrive before this time to avoid disappointment.