Mayfield is one of the world’s largest, privately owned cool climate gardens. Mayfield Garden opens 363 days of the year (excluding 25 & 26 December). During Summer and Winter, the Hawkins' Family opens a part of their private garden (16 hectares) to the public to experience. Together with Mayfield Garden (over 15 hectares) there is 31 hectares of garden to visit during our Summer and Winter Festivals. Surrounded by a 2020 hectare working farm, Mayfield offers the finest farm to table menu at the Mayfield Cafe and Produce store located within the garden centre.
The Hawkins' Family Garden extends beyond Mayfield Garden and is breathtaking in its design and expanse. Some of the major features available to explore during the Summer Festival includes:
Rowing boats on Mayfield Lake
Silver Birch Forest
Whilst the 15 hectare Mayfield Garden is open 363 days of the year (closed 25 and 26 December), the Hawkins family opens part of the private garden (16 hectares) during the Summer Festival.
We recommend arriving when we open at 9am, and give yourself a minimum of 2 hours during the Summer Festival to see the garden. Last garden entry is 3pm. The garden shuts at 4:30pm.
WHAT TO BRINGWe 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 EATMayfield Cafe is open from 9 AM, serving our fresh, farm-to-table 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.