Mayfield Garden and the Private Garden make up the impressive 160-acre cool climate garden.
Mayfield Garden has been specially designed to open year-around (only closed Christmas & Boxing Day) as a tourist destination, and extends across 15 hectares (36 acres). We are open from 9am until 430pm. Last garden entry is 3pm.
The Private Garden, is a private family (Hawkins family) garden area, which extends beyond Mayfield Garden, an additional 50 hectares (124 acres). The whole Private Garden is open to visitors for Autumn & Spring seasonal festivals and 20 hectares is open for Summer & Winter seasonal festivals. For more information on both gardens (dates, prices, maps, etc), please CLICK BELOW IMAGES.
Mayfield is dog friendly, 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 food can now be purchased at the Cafe and taken into the garden.
Mayfield Garden has gone to great lengths to make it wheelchair and pram friendly and accessible with many new hand rails and paths connecting the garden throughout being created. The final path to connect all of Mayfield Garden won’t be completed until June 1 2018, we thank you for your patience in the meantime. During our Autumn & Spring festivals we provide a shuttle bus service to numerous designated points around the garden to assist those with mobility challenges to see the garden. We recommend wearing closed walking shoes, bringing a hat, sunscreen, fly spray and an umbrella – don’t let anything stand in the way of exploring this beautiful garden.
We recommend arriving to Mayfield as soon as we open at 9am. You won’t believe the beauty and the scale of the garden until you’ve visited. We want you to enjoy wandering and finding each of the secret areas around the garden. Last entry into the garden is 3pm, to avoid disappointment, ensure that you arrive before this time so we don’t regrettably have to turn you away.