Mayfield Garden

As Mayfield continues to expand, so too has the gardening community’s desire to visit beyond seasonal festivals. As a result, 15 hectares (36 acres) of the garden is now open for your enjoyment 363 days of the year!

This area has spectacular features to explore including:

  • The Water Garden is 2.5 hectares, which displays core plantings of a red canopy layer of Red Oaks and Copper Beech, complimented by a dominant mid-layer of colourful Rhododendrons and Maples, with Hellebore and Alchemilla ground covers and an extensive display of Spring and Summer flowering bulbs. The constructed stone cascade was influenced by the sandstone cliffs of nearby Kanangra Walls. An immense, arboretum like collection of Maples has been planted that is arguably the largest in Australia which compliments a large collection of Hydrangeas close by and the colourful water lilies throughout the Water Garden ponds are the same varieties painted by Claude Monet.


  • The Valley of the Five Ponds is a valley lined with woodland plantings of deciduous Oaks, Maples, Birch and Beech, with a shrub understorey of Viburnum, Mollis Azalea and Cornus, and groundcover plantings of winter flowering Hellebore and summer flowering Huchera. There are spring flowering bulbs of Tulip, Daffodil, Fritillaria, Crocus, Grape Hyacinth, Allium, Lily of the Valley and an annual planting of Nasturtion and summer flowering meadow wildflowers and Hostas – a must see! The five valley ponds are sustained from a stone water trough with cascading water through a ground level rill that meanders through the valley that links the five ponds. The rill compliments the informal pathways throughout the garden beds and woodland meadow providing tranquillity and peacefulness throughout.


  • Other must-see constructed features and follies within these areas and throughout Mayfield Garden include:
    • The Bluestone Bridge
    • The Grotto (cascading waterfall you can walk behind!)
    • The Iron and Stone Arbour
    • The Copper Tree Fountain (sourced from the Chelsea flower show)
    • The 12.5 metre Obelisk Pond and Allée of London Plane trees
    • The Gallery (Mayfield’s new exhibition centre)
    • Interactive garden games

Mayfield’s main reception area also includes a café and retail nursery, both of which are open 363 days of the year (closed Christmas and Boxing Day). There is no fee to enter these areas.

From the water lilies in bloom in summer, the spectacular colours of autumn, the raw deciduous tree structure on show in winter and the lush growth and heady scents of spring this cool climate garden is amazing in all seasons!

Mayfield Garden entry fee is (outside Private Garden seasonal festivals):

  • $20 Adult
  • $18 Concession/Senior Citizen
  • $10 Child (7-17 years)
  • FREE Child (0-6 years)
  • $55 Family (2 adults, 2 children)

Annual membership

  • Annual membership includes:
  • 12 month access to Mayfield Garden
  • 12 month access to seasonal festivals in the Private Garden
  • Discounts to Mayfield events
  • 10% garden entry discount for friends and family when a member is present.


  •  $65 Adult (less than 18c a day)
  • $58.50 Concession/Senior Citizen
  • $20 Child (7-17 years)
  • FREE Child (0-6 years)
  • $165 Family (2 adults, 2 children)