Mayfield Private tours run on Wednesdays outside of festival periods and provide an exclusive look at the Hawkins’ Family Garden including areas like the Glasshouse and the Japanese Garden which aren’t open even during the seasonal festivals. We require a minimum of 4 people to book.
I had an amazing day with the lovely Ian Redpath of Bathurst Luxury Tours experiencing our Exclusive Mayfield Tour. This is an opportunity to see the garden like no other members of the public ever will and also meet our wonderful Mayfield team whose knowledge of all things horticultural is awe inspiring. If you ever get the opportunity to experience any of Ian’s tours don’t miss out!
Thanks to the family, landscapers, architects, volunteers and so many more who have created an oasis for all to enjoy. I found an article in House and Garden two days prior to our four-day getaway. We took a punt and decided to include this as it meant driving longer to get home to Canberra. It was worth it, and we stayed for as long as we could. The gardens are the biggest, privately owned in the Southern Hemisphere and they are still continuing extending the gardens. We arrived in early spring and agreed we need to come back in mid to late spring for the full blooms. But still, we were in awe of the layout, hundreds of varieties of flora and fauna, water ponds, grotto, gallery and so on. Highly recommend to anyone. Just take sunscreen, hat and raincoat as the weather is fairly unpredictable…just like Melbourne.
One of the best bus tours we have been on, Ian was amazing with his knowledge of the area.
We had a great day out with an itinerary suggested by Ian and then driven by Alan who kept us safe on the country roads in the torrential rain. The weather did fine up, and Alan was very accommodating to us, stopping along the way when we saw things that were of interest to us! Highly recommend seeing the countryside this way and with Bathurst Luxury Tours Thank you!
Truly magnificent gardens on a grandiose scale. The whole thing is amazing and a tribute to the owners and staff.
We were a bit apprehensive about what the garden would be like in late autumn, but it was beautiful. The autumn colours still lit up the garden, and a few winter flowering buds were emerging. The bulb plantings were peeping through the ground, and there are so many different mass plantings that the garden would be delightful in all seasons.