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Mayfield Gardens

Mayfield Gardens

Mayfield is one of the world’s largest privately owned cool climate gardens and an artistic entertainment hub in New South Wale’s central west. Mayfield Garden and the Private Garden make up the impressive 160-acre cool climate garden. Owned by the Hawkins family the main garden has been specially designed to be open year-around with the Private Garden open spanning an additional 50 hectares (124 acres) for special seasonal festivals.

 

You can easily enjoy a day getting lost amongst the various feature spots like the;

  • The 2.5 hectare Water Garden
  • The Bluestone Bridge
  • The Grotto (cascading waterfall you can walk behind)
  • The Iron and Stone Arbour
  • The Copper Tree Fountain (sourced from the Chelsea flower show)
  • The 12.5 metre Obelisk Pond and Allée of London Plane trees

 

Once your green thumb has been re-energised from the inspiring creations, there is a huge nursery to pick up some new plants for your garden. Of course all that walking and exploring will work up an appetite which their on-site cafe will happily satisfy. 80% of the ingredients used are grown in the gardens with the menu changed seasonally to suit what’s being grown.

 

Travelling to Mayfield Gardens is quite easy and is about 2 hours or so from Sydney depending on the path you take. For the more adventurous a driving loop could be created which takes a path up into the mountains via the Bells Line of Road with a stop over in historic town of Lithgow then over to Oberon to the gardens. If you are making a weekend of it, the return trip could include a stop to Jenolan Caves, then continuing  through to the Blue Mountains and its natural wonders.

 

A weekend of amazing roads, historical sights, natural wonders, great food and amazing photography could easily be created with locations within 2-3 hours of Sydney.