We spent the beginning of Easter break glamping at Mayfield Garden for a girlfriend‘s birthday. It was absolutely superb. The gardens and grounds were stunning, and the staff were so helpful and friendly. All their produce are locally sourced if not from the gardens itself….so, so fresh and delicious. A must to visit and experience. Well worth the money!
In love with place, I’d happily get lost in the gardens forever, was happy I could bring my dog along, very impressive menu at the cafe accompanied with amazing customer service from all
I visited today with my family for your Autumn festival and it was fabulous. The gardens are gorgeous and we loved being able to tour your private garden. Everything was so beautiful and well planned out. The chapel is amazing. We will be back in Spring for sure
The Mayfield Garden Box Hedge Maze is open twice a year for Autumn and Spring Festival Periods along with all 75 hectares of the Hawkins’ Family Garden and Mayfield Garden. The Mayfield Maze is 1.4 km long and one of the largest of its kind in Australia. There are enough bricks in the foundation to build two 3-bedroom houses, and it extends 1.8 m below ground. Under the top layer of bricks, there are besser blocks which are hollow. These help to support the face brick on top which lines the path and shapes the garden beds but won’t sink like standard solid bricks. The maze is still growing! The final height of the maze will be 1.8 m tall (Estimated by 2020).
The Mayfield Maze isn’t the only unique attraction open for the Autumn Festival.
Mayfield Family Chapel is also open and has a stunning steel and glass wall looking into the Chapel’s private garden. The northern aspect from the top of the hill – the highest point at Mayfield with breathtaking views down toward the Watergarden and valley beyond. The doors along the eastern side have been made from recycled hardwood taken from an old shearing shed on the property. Locally quarried blue stone has been cut and carefully put into position on external walls by our skilled stone masons. The family chapel is reserved for private use and is not available for bookings or functions, but is available for guests to see during Autumn and Spring Festival periods.
Also open is the 80-metre Cascade and Temple which was inspired by a key water feature at Chatsworth Estate, UK and the bird aviary which features a design based on the aviary at Waddesdon Manor, also in the UK.
EASTER FUN WORKSHOP
Thursday 18 or Friday 19 April 2019
Mayfield Garden is the place for Easter fun during the Autumn School Holidays.
Spend the day at Mayfield Garden. Hunt through the private Hawkins’ Family Garden Rooms for your Easter eggs, collect as many as you can but don’t worry, everyone will get some to take home. Then sit down and create a special Easter artwork at Fiona Howle’s Easter Garden Workshop. Finish it off with a tasty Mini Mayfielder Meal. After lunch, stay at Mayfield and explore the Mayfield Maze, enjoy complimentary access to rowboats on Mayfield Lake, and play interactive garden games. Your ticket includes the full day of activities, entrance to 70 hectares of garden, and lunch.
Open to ages 5 to 12 – Under 5’s are welcome to join in the fun but their parent or carer will need to take part too!
AUTUMN SCAVENGER HUNT
Saturday 13 to Sunday 28 April 2019
Join the hunt these Autumn School Holidays. Find the answers to these questions throughout the garden. Solve puzzles and take pictures to celebrate your success and share on social media.
Download worksheet to print and bring with you when you visit Mayfield Garden.