Mayfield is made up of two main garden areas, Mayfield Garden and the Hawkins’ Family Garden – together they make up the spectacular, world-class 65-hectare cool climate garden. A labour of love by all who have worked at Mayfield over the years, Mayfield shows high standards of gardening.
Mayfield Garden has been specially designed to open year-round as a tourist destination (only closed 25 & 26 December) that covers 16 hectares (40 acres). It is open from 9 am until 4:30 pm and the last garden entry is 3 pm. (Prices are for Mayfield Garden entry outside of seasonal festivals.)
HAWKINS’ FAMILY GARDEN
The Hawkins’ Family Garden is the private garden area of the Hawkins family, which is an additional 49 hectares (120 acres) beyond Mayfield Garden. The whole Hawkins’ Family Garden is open to visitors for Autumn & Spring seasonal festivals with 20 hectares (50 acres) open for Summer & Winter seasonal festivals.
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Mayfield has gone to great lengths to make the garden mobility friendly with many new handrails, and paths installed to connect areas of the garden. The Mobility-Friendly Camellia Walk opened in August 2018, providing a mobility path for wheelchairs, prams, and those who would like to avoid stairs and boardwalks.
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.
Mayfield is dog-friendly! But please note, your furry friend must be kept on a leash at all times and guided by you. We provide doggy bowls at the Cafe, but you must bring your doggy bags.
WHAT TO BRING
We recommend wearing closed walking shoes and dressing for the weather which might mean bringing a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and an umbrella. Don’t let anything stand in the way of exploring this beautiful garden!
WHAT TO EAT
Mayfield Café is open from 9 AM, serving our fresh, seasonal menu until 3 PM, and coffee, tea, the bar, and snacks open until 4:30 PM. Mayfield Café offers takeaway options that you may enjoy in Mayfield Garden.
There are no bins within the garden areas. Help keep Mayfield beautiful and return all rubbish to the Café and Nursery areas for recycling or disposal.
WHEN TO COME
We also recommend arriving at Mayfield as soon as we open at 9 am, 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 3 PM; and please ensure that you arrive before this time to avoid disappointment.
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Mayfield offers 50% off entry to Mayfield Garden and the Hawkins’ Family Garden during seasonal festivals. The local discount is available to our closest neighbours in Oberon, Bathurst, and Lithgow and surrounding villages. Some exclusions apply.
COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM
Mayfield welcomes commercial photographers and film directors to our stunning garden location. Whether you’re looking for a unique backdrop for family portrait photography or a new movie shoot, Mayfield offers affordable deals for special access to shoot or film in either Mayfield Garden or the Hawkins’ Family Garden. With Mayfield opening our gates to photographers and filmmakers, there is no reason to limit yourself to a studio. Features of both locations include: