The 50 hectare (124 acre) Private Garden extends beyond Mayfield Garden, is breathtaking in its design and expanse. The Private Garden consists of the following areas:
Main House Garden – this extensive Garden includes a number of design elements, such as the geometric features of the English Box Hedge Maze, challenging for all ages! With a crows nest in the centre. Climb to the top to ring the bell when you succeed in navigating the maze. The only catch is; You have to make it to the exit. The Parterre is a large symmetrical planting also lined with a low English Box hedge, with clouds of Summer flowering French Lavender. The perfume from the flowering lavender is intoxicating in Summer.
Other features include;
Creek & Lake Garden Beds
Whilst the 15-hectare Mayfield Garden is open 363 days of the year (closed Christmas and Boxing Day), the Hawkins family opens their Private Garden to visitors only during the following periods.
FULL ACCESS TO THE PRIVATE GARDEN
THE AUTUMN FESTIVAL – April 14-29, 2018
THE SPRING FESTIVAL – October 13-28, 2018
A complimentary shuttle bus and garden tour operates continuously throughout the Autumn and Spring Festivals, doing a loop of the garden, with multiple drop-off/pick-up stops along the way.
We recommend arriving when we open at 9am, and give yourself a minimum of 4 hours during the Spring and Autumn Festivals. The last garden entry is 3pm and the garden closes at 4:30pm.
PART ACCESS TO THE PRIVATE GARDEN (see map below)
THE WINTER FESTIVAL – July 7-22, 2018
THE SUMMER FESTIVAL – January 12-27, 2019
We recommend arriving when we open at 9am, and give yourself a minimum of 2.5 hours during the Summer and Winter Festivals. Last garden entry is 3pm. The garden shuts at 4:30pm.
During Summer, Spring and Autumn Festivals guests can also go rowing around the spectacular Mayfield Lake.
Summer and Winter Festivals entry fee
Autumn and Spring Festivals entry fee
Annual membership includes: