Mayfield Garden

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As Mayfield continues to expand, so too has the gardening community’s desire to visit beyond seasonal festivals. As a result, 16 hectares (37 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 Oaks and Copper Beech, complemented 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 – one of the largest collections of Maple trees and shrubs in Australia – compliments an extensive collection of Hydrangeas in the Hydrangeas Walk. They also complement the colourful water lilies found throughout the Water Garden ponds. These water lilies are similar to the varieties painted by French Impressionist Artist, 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 Heuchera. There other are spring-flowering bulbs including; Tulip, Daffodil, Fritillaria, Crocus, Grape Hyacinth, Allium, and Lily of the Valley. The meadow walk features seasonal flowering bulbs at the end of winter and into spring. A stone water trough, with cascading water through a ground level rill, meanders through the valley and 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 and Wisteria Walk
    • The Copper Tree Fountain (sourced from the Chelsea flower show)
    • The 12.5-metre Obelisk Pond and Allée of London Plane Trees
    • The Sandstone Gallery (Mayfield’s new exhibition centre)
    • Interactive garden games including; Giant Chess, Croquet, and Ping Pong

Mayfield’s reception area includes Mayfield Café and retail Nursery, both of which are open 363 days of the year (closed 25-26 December). There is no fee to enter these areas.

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

See you at Mayfield!

Map of Mayfield Garden