Mayfield Garden

Oberon, NSW, 2787

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Discover Australia's hidden gem! One of the largest privately-owned gardens in the world, Mayfield is inspired by Europe's premier gardens and re-imagined for Australia. Mayfield is a spectacular 64-hectare garden filled with hewn blue-stone walls, stunning water features, and a myriad of plants to delight the senses. It is open 9 AM - 4:30 PM (last entry at 3 PM) 363 days of the year (closed 25/26 DEC). 16 days each season, enjoy the 50+hectare of the breath-taking Hawkins' Family Garden.

Opening Times

Mayfield Garden (64-hectares), along with Nursery & Cafe is now open 363 days a year (closed 25 & 26 December only) from 9 AM to 4:30 PM (last garden entry at 3 PM)
Plus special Private Garden open days as listed.

Entry Fee: $35

Festivals entry fees vary by season. Please see our website for full details.

Mayfield Garden entry fee (outside Private Garden seasonal festivals)
-$20 Adult
-$18 Concession/Senior Citizen
-$10 School-aged Child (K-12)
-FREE Infant (0-4 years)
-$55 Family (2 adults, 3 children)

Autumn Festivals entry fee

$35 Adult
$30 Concession/Senior Citizen
$15 School-aged Child (K-12)
Infant (0-4 years)
$65 Family (2 adults, 3 children)

Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Steep slopes, Trip hazards

Location & Contact Info

  • 530 Mayfield Rd
  • Oberon, NSW, 2787

Local Climate Zone: 8-9 - Cool Temperate to Alpine

Summer avg. Max: 28°C Winter avg. Min: 2°C
Avg Frost Days:54
Annual Rainfall avg: 797mm. Summer avg. 236mm.
No. of rainy days: 50 Winter avg. 135mm.

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Garden Guide

Mayfield was established in 1984, originally as a sheep farm. While agricultural activities continue on the surrounding 2,025 hectares (5,000 acres), the heart of the property has been gradually transformed - with the help of talented local landscape ...

Autumn Festival

THE AUTUMN FESTIVAL - April 13-28, 2019

The 50 hectare (124 acres) Private 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 16 hectare Mayfield Garden is open 363 days of the year (closed 25 & 26 December), the Hawkins family opens their private garden to visitors during seasonal festival periods.  More Info »

Mayfield Garden

Mayfield is the artistic and entertainment hub of the Central West, and we are here to help you create a stunning event of your own at Mayfield, be it a Christmas party, corporate retreat or private event.

We've opened up new areas within Mayfield garden and added a lot of new elements, this includes:
'The Gallery' - Exhibition Centre of Mayfield Garden
'Valley of the Five Ponds' - a 2-hectare garden with an abundance of bulbs (40,000) and ponds connected by a flowing stream.
We've planted thousands of new plants within existing garden beds over the last 12 months.

Mayfield is so excited to be able to expand the opportunities for all visitors to Mayfield regardless of their physical limitations or age to explore more of the beautiful garden.

Mayfield consulted with Julie Jones from Have Wheelchair Will Travel for advice on being more accessible for all visitors. Julie said, 'We welcome this opportunity for this beautiful garden to be available to so many more people.' She went on to say that with her background in tourism, specifically considering people with mobility concerns, that she has always been very aware of the desire for people to see places like Mayfield, and she added, 'I am just absolutely thrilled that [Mayfield] is going to be more accessible.' James Horsburgh, who grew up in far west New South Wales on a property between Walgett & Brewarrina helped Julie's son, Brandon, open the Camellia Walk. Both Julie and James expressed how amazing it is to now be able to share the Mayfield experience with their families.

The New Mobility-Friendly Camellia Walk provides a walkway that avoids stairs or narrow paths, allowing easier access for anyone with mobility aids or prams. The Camellia Walk is a new addition to Mayfield Garden and is open 363 days a year (closed 25 and 26 December).  More Info »

Mayfield Cafe

Mayfield Cafe is now a leader in Australia in serving a garden and farm to table menu. Our head chef creates a menu from produce grown onsite in Mayfield's vegetable gardens, orchards, and cattle and sheep farm paired with locally sourced specialty items.

Mayfield Caf will launch their Spring Menu in September. With fresh offerings, it features produce from Mayfield orchard, the glasshouse, the kitchen garden, as well as lamb and beef from Mayfield Farm. The menu also features fresh, local produce and a premium bar menu with spring cocktails and regional wines.  More Info »

The Nursery & Kitchen Garden

The Nursery at Mayfield Garden is open all year and is stocked with a wide range of cool climate plants including ornamentals (Birch, maples, oaks) as well as fruit trees, flowering plants, and seeds. Our Nursery Mayfielders are trained experts in cool climate and cold hardy plants. They are always happy to provide advice to all visitors - guaranteeing every plant sold from the Nursery.

The New Spring Tips and Tricks are out, click the link to find out what our awesome horticulturists recommend for this spring.

The Kitchen Garden works closely with Chef Dan Child from Mayfield Cafe, planning the garden to suit the seasonal farm to table menus months in advance. The Kitchen Garden features heirloom vegetables and much more.  More Info »

Garden Weddings

Garden Weddings
Mayfield offers 6+ stunning ceremony locations and 2 memorable reception venues.
To view your full wedding package, click the link. This will provide you with more details about your ceremony, catering, and reception options.
Please call me on 02 6336 3131 or email [] to book your Wedding Walk.  More Info »

Visitor Comments

We visited the garden-the second month of Winter. Spectacular garden, even in the winter-time! Most plants & trees deciduous. Ponds & waterfalls (& some plants popping up-daffodils, etc) still worth seeing. Imagine it will be stunning in Spring & Summer. Cafe food top notch-fresh & homegrown. Granite retaining walls & cobble stone paths fascinating. Staff friendly & helpful. Definitely well worth a visit. Peter & Margaret-Tuesday, 1st August 2017
Margaret - August 2017
We visited this garden both water and private on April 28, 2016. We spent the whole day wondering around. A every corner was a new unexpected display of beautiful proportions. A delightful visit.
Janine - May 2016
This is a staggering garden both in size & beauty. The water garden is impressive & works beautifully with the nearby plantings. Don't miss the 'private garden' when it's open - a French inspired theme with stunning views of the country side. The cafe is more than adequate. A nursery stocks some rare cool climate plants. A must see!
Dean - February 2016
Still a work in progress but a stunning site. Well worth the trip
Joanne - June 2015

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