Winter Festival

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The walk through the garden was a delight. We spent an hour working our way around the different paths – through the water features, the ponds, the grotto (which was my daughter’s favourite – I think we went through there a dozen times), the obelisk…such an amazing garden. Even though it was winter, and a lot of the trees and plants weren’t in leaf or flower, there was still a beauty to the starkness of it that left a lasting memory in my mind. Finally, just to round out the trip, my daughter discovered the massive chess set – and was absolutely delighted with that.


Although we visited in winter the Gardens were well worth visiting. Every time you turn a corner or something else you don’t expect comes into view. We enjoyed the gardens, fountains, The Grotto and 5 [ponds]. We will definitely be back in spring when the gardens should be at their best.


I went with the kids, they absolutely had a ball. Food was great as well.


Snow at Mayfield at the Parterre


Mayfield Garden in Oberon is a true four-season garden, and as such is opening its full private garden for the very first time during the 2019 Mayfield Winter Festival.

Winter at Mayfield gives visitors a unique opportunity to experience the garden with its bones fully exposed – see the hardscape, experience the beautiful stonework and sculptures, observe the garden’s more subtle pleasures, including the small but charming things often overlooked when everything is green and growing.

Embrace the cold and meander through the garden as it changes and adapts to the Winter season, and afterwards warm-up by the fire in Mayfield’s renowned paddock to plate café.

And if you’re lucky enough to come in the morning after a snowfall, then you’ll see what we mean by Mayfield magic.