Mayfield is home to one of the largest English box hedge maze in the country, and it is open to visitors during the Spring Festival.
It is 1.4 km of maze paths for you to find your way through. The goal is the Crowsnest in the centre where – should you be successful – you can climb up and ring the bell to let everyone know you’ve solved the Mayfield Maze.
The 80-metre Cascade and Temple, inspired by a water feature at Chatsworth Estate in the UK is also open and features a stunning sheet of water that you can walk behind. The aviary is also open during Spring Festival – the design was inspired by the aviary at Waddesdon Manor, another UK-inspired design.
The entire 75 hectares is open, and Mayfield provides a hop-on-hop-off bus free of charge with your entry ticket to the Spring Festival. Book your entry by filling in the details below.
This 75-hectare garden is sublimely designed and immaculately maintained. There were new sections and features opened since our last visit several years ago. We loved the temple folly with its cascade, the new grotto, topiary, sculptures and the lushly planted lakes. The minibus took us to the top of the hill so that we could amble our way down the myriad of paths, one of which is designed to be wheelchair and mobility-aid friendly. It doesn’t matter which month you visit, as the planting is designed for a good display in all seasons. The cafe food was great, much of it prepared from produce grown on site. There is no junk food served here. We will certainly be back to see the completion of some of their current projects.
One of the biggest highlights of the last trip was the maze. If you can to make it to the gardens while the maze is open give it a go! It’s not an easy maze to solve, and the experience can be very emotionally powerful as you realise getting out requires some effort (it’s also heaps of fun!)
I am not one to rush out and walk around a garden, but I was very impressed at the waterfalls, ponds, walkways and different areas around the garden. The variety of flowers and plants were also very well done.
Mayfield Gardens is a lovely property to explore; there are many aspects of the garden for all. Lovely café and shop. For the little ones, there is a flying fox and a maze.
Magnificent gardens, and first class facilities.- Well worthwhile going out of your way to view the splendour of Mayfield Garden.
We went out to Mayfield on Saturday. It was a beautiful day, we walked 14km through the gardens, including the maze!!! So many people having a great day out, children thoroughly enjoying the open spaces and exploring the many paths. We had a picnic lunch on the grass near the start of the main path, lovely…The nursery was a treat, love nurseries, the cafe flat out all day and the helpers and customer service couldn’t have been friendlier. Really enjoyed the name tags around the gardens, helped identify some things for me. Worth a visit even if you’re not a gardener, just for the pleasure of open-air, green fields and beautiful garden design. Some of the areas quite imaginative in their layout with many fabulous details. Do go!!!