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Garden

TWO GARDENS, ONE BLOOMIN’ MAGICAL DESTINATION
Mayfield is made up of two main garden areas, Mayfield Garden and the Hawkins’ Family Garden – together they make up the spectacular world class 160-acre cool climate garden.

MAYFIELD GARDEN
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.)

  • Open 363 Days of the year (closed 25 & 26 December)
  • Open daily 9 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Last garden entry at 3 PM
  • $20 Adult (18+)
  • $18 Concession/Senior Citizen
  • $10 Child (7-17 years)
  • $55 Family (2 adults, 2 children)
  • FREE Child (0-6 years)

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.

  • Open 9 AM – 4:30 PM during Seasonal Festivals for 16 days every season. CLICK below link for dates
  • Last garden entry at 3 PM
  • Prices include entry to Mayfield Garden

CLICK the images below for more details regarding features within each garden, dates, prices, maps, etc.

See you at Mayfield!

MOBILITY-FRIENDLY
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.

DOG-FRIENDLY
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, farm-to-table 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.

See you at Mayfield!

ANNUAL PASSES
There’s so much to see, and the gardens are always changing, so we recommend getting an annual membership so you can come again and again. Annual membership includes:

  • 12-month access to Mayfield Garden
  • 12-month access to seasonal festivals in the Hawkins’ Family Garden
  • Discounts to Mayfield events
  • 10% garden entry discount for friends and family when a member is present

Only available at Mayfield through our ticket office will be available online soon.

LOCAL DISCOUNT
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:

  • Second largest English Box Hedge Maze in Australia (Hawkins’ Family Garden)
  • The visually stunning Cascading Temple (Hawkins’ Family Garden)
  • The Grotto (cascading waterfall you can walk behind!) (Mayfield Garden)
  • The Bluestone Bridge (Mayfield Garden)
  • The 12.5-metre Obelisk Pond and Allée of London Plane Trees (Mayfield Garden)