The 55 hectares (136 acres) Hawkins’ Family Garden extends beyond Mayfield Garden and is breathtaking in its design and expanse. Some of the major features include:
- The English Box Hedge Maze
- The 80-metre cascade and waterfall
- The Walled Kitchen Garden
- Mayfield Chapel
- Croquet Court
- Mayfield Amphitheatre
- Rowing boats on Mayfield Lake
While the 20-hectare (49-acre) Mayfield Garden is open 363 days of the year (closed 25 and 26 December), the Hawkins family opens their private garden during Seasonal Festivals.
A complimentary shuttle bus and garden tour operates continuously throughout the Autumn and Spring Festivals, doing a loop of the garden, with multiple drop-off/pick-up stops along the way.
We recommend arriving when we open at 9am and give yourself a minimum of 4 hours during the Spring and Autumn Festivals. Last garden entry is 3pm. The garden shuts at 4:30pm.
WHAT TO BRING
We recommend wearing closed walking shoes and dressing for the weather which might mean bringing a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and an umbrella. Being located in the tablelands a sweater or jacket is recommended year-round.
WHAT TO EAT
Mayfield Cafe is open from 9 AM, serving our fresh, seasonal menu until 3 PM, and coffee, tea, the bar, and snacks open until 4:30 PM. Mayfield Café offers takeaway options that you may enjoy in Mayfield Garden. There are no bins within the garden areas. Help keep Mayfield beautiful and return all rubbish to the Café and Nursery areas for recycling or disposal.