The full 65-hectare Private Garden will be open during this time.
You can get lost in the traditional English inspired Maze, see the Croquet Lawn, the Hawkins’ Family Chapel, the Chook Hilton, the 80-metre Cascade & Temple and much more. Being a cool climate garden, we feature many varieties of deciduous trees which offer an array of Autumn colors.
Mayfield is a large outside space where you, your family and friends can escape and benefit from some tranquility and beauty, surrounded by nature – all things that are much needed during these unsettling times.
There is lots of room for many people to wander comfortably, and plenty of little nooks and corners in the garden for families and groups to share a BYO picnic.
A few small rules. Please pay with credit card. No reusable coffee cups. And take any food scraps and litter home with you.
Of course, while Mayfield is open now, circumstances may change at any time so suggest you regularly check in with our social media platforms.
WHAT TO SEE
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.
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.
The Mayfield Garden Box Hedge Maze is open during the Autumn Opening along with all 65 hectares of the Hawkins’ Family 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.
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