Summer Festival


See the entire 65 hectares of garden, including the 50-hectare Hawkins Family Garden, during our Summer Festival.   This is your opportunity to explore all of Mayfield, including the English-inspired Mayfield Maze, the Croquet Court, the Hawkins’ Family Chapel, the Chook Hilton, the 80-metre Cascade & Temple and much more. You can also take one of our rowboats out on Mayfield Lake.  And of course you can even spend the night in one of our glamping tents.  But most of all come and enjoy the spectacular colours and growth resulting from the extraordinary rain we have received over the last 12-months.   The garden is in amazing condition and has experienced recent significant growth.


Rose Garden at Mayfield in Oberon, NSW

What an amazing garden, we could have stayed all day and enjoyed the many places just to sit and take in the garden. The incredible vision of the family that created this garden is just amazing. Walking around you didn’t know what to look at first, so much to see, the different waterfalls and water features. Would highly recommend to any gardener or anyone that just enjoys the relaxing atmosphere of an incredible garden. Then enjoy lunch in the Cafe. Wonderful place with friendly staff.

Karren M

We visited this amazing garden in the central tablelands. It is the vision of Garrick Hawkins… who has decided to create a ‘garden’ in the European style in Australia. It’s just astonishing-it is built on an astonishing scale, particularly with the climate in mind. I suspect there’s more to see in spring and autumn, but the scale of the ambition is jaw-dropping. We had an outstanding lunch too-high quality cooking. Do make the effort to seek it out.


Words won’t do this wonderful place justice. The gardens are different every time we visit, this time we enjoyed rowing on the lake which was new. They have a fantastic menu with beautiful view and fireplace. The best value nursery I have been able to find also, so much cheaper than Sydney for beautiful plants. The history of the garden museum just opened there too….. looking forward to going back once the snow starts… and try the glamping!!


Overwhelming beauty! Simply the best garden I have seen. A beautifully designed and maintained piece of art. That the owner has decided to share this amazing place with the public is a boon for all visitors.


Amazing!!! Best gardens we’ve been to!! Have been to plenty! Beautiful displays of plants and trees and water views. Immaculate presentation. Can’t wait to come back in the Autumn.

Julienne H

Pin Rose at Mayfield