Mayfield Garden’ Spring Festival will take place this year from Saturday 6 November to Sunday 21 November 2021.
The full 65-hectare garden – including the 50-hectare private family estate – will be open for the duration of the festival.
Apart from experiencing the extraordinary blooms and colours of an awakening Spring garden, visitors to the private garden also get to enjoy one of Australia’s largest English Box Hedge Mazes, the Mayfield Amphitheatre, Family Chapel, Water Garden, Stumpery and rowing on the Mayfield Lake.
There is a good reason why Spring is one of the more spectacular times to visit Mayfield, as the garden literally explodes in colour. But this year we think it will be particularly popular as many people will be looking to get out into nature and find a bit of space to spread out with family and friends.
It has been a tough few months for everyone, so all of us here at Mayfield are hoping that we can offer some respite for many visitors from across NSW.
We are mindful of the fact that the safety of our visitors is our number one priority, and as such we are expecting everyone to play a role in maintaining social distancing requirements.
You can bring a picnic lunch, book a table at our popular café (bookings essential), or take advantage of additional food outlets we will be offering during the festival. For example, our Mayfield kiosk which will be serving woodfire pizza and take away burgers.
One important point. We will not be offering bus transport inside the garden this Spring – I think we all agree that it is still too risky to be piling into a small bus.
Tickets can be purchased either by purchasing from the link below online which will allow you a faster more seamless entry into the garden upon your visit or you can purchase your tickets on the day by visiting our ticket office.
Visitors to the festival must be double-vaccinated, and proof of vaccination will be checked at entrance.
Children under 16 years don’t need to be vaccinated if accompanied by household member who is vaccinated.
There will also be the standard COVID requirement to check-in.
Masks are also required when indoors at the café (unless you are seated).
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!!!