Garden FAQs

We have been asked many questions over the years and have compiled the most frequently asked ones and their answers for your interest.


Please note Mayfield is closed on Christmas and Boxing Day ONLY.

Closed on snow days if local roads are closed. Due to safety of staff and patrons.


Please feel free to email us at or call us on 02 6336 3131 with any questions not answered below.


How do I get there? Go to the contact us page and there are detailed directions from both Oberon and Bathurst. GPS devices have proven unreliable to get here however the coordinates are -33.66, 149.77


How much time should I allow to visit the Mayfield Garden or Private Garden?

We recommend discovering Mayfield Garden at leisure and suggest a minimum of an hour and a half.

During our Spring & Autumn Seasonal Festivals the whole Private Garden and Mayfield Garden are open, and we suggest taking at least four hours to see the garden. During the Winter & Summer Festivals 40 acres of the Private Garden and Mayfield Garden are open, and we suggest taking at least 2 and a half hours to see the garden.


What is the difference between Mayfield Garden and the Private Garden at Mayfield Garden?

Located just outside Oberon in the Central Tablelands of NSW, the garden is one of the world’s largest privately-owned cool climate gardens and contains two distinct gardens – Mayfield Garden and the Private Garden. Mayfield Garden has been specially designed to open year-round as a tourist destination, and extends across 36 acres on the North Eastern edge of the whole garden. Features include a stone and water feature garden, a copper tree fountain, painted red bridge, blue-stone bridge, iron and stone wisteria arbour, obelisk pond, allee of London Plane trees, Valley of the Five Ponds, Venus Vale, the Gallery and much more.


The Private Garden, is a private family garden area at Mayfield Garden which extends beyond Mayfield Garden, covering well over 160acres. The whole Private Garden is open to visitors for Autumn & Spring seasonal festivals and 40 acres is open for Summer & Winter seasonal Festivals. The Private Garden includes follies and features such as the walled kitchen garden, aviary, Islamic-style reflection pond, sunken parterre, croquet court, landscaped amphitheater, 80 metre cascade with temple source, creek gardens, chicken coops and cut flower garden and many more.


What are the ticket prices for Seasonal Festivals and Mayfield Garden?

Mayfield Garden (36 acres) are $20 adult, $18 concession, $10 child 7-16yrs, child 0-6yrs enter free, $55 Family (2ad, 2ch)

Autumn & Spring Seasonal Festival (includes Private & Mayfield Garden – 160 acres) are $30 adult, $27 concession, $15 child 7-16yrs, child 0-6yrs enter free, $80 Family (2ad, 2ch)

Summer & Winter Seasonal Festival (includes parts of the Private Garden & Mayfield Garden – 76 acres) are $20 adult, $18 concession, $10 child 7-16yrs, child 0-6yrs enter free, $55 Family (2ad, 2ch)


Does the garden host weddings, receptions or commercial photography shoots?
Yes, Mayfield hosts weddings ceremonies, receptions & wedding photos on the grounds of the garden and/or at the garden centre and commercial photography shoots are permitted. Please contact us for further details at


Can I bring a picnic?

Whilst you cannot bring food in, the Kitchen Café located in the garden centre (arrival area) is open 7days a week from 9am – 4.30pm serving coffee, tea, cold beverages and a delicious garden & paddock to plate menu.


Is it possible to visit the garden with a wheelchair or mobility scooter?

Whilst neither Mayfield Garden nor Private Garden have been designed to be 100% wheelchair accessible, it is possible to see many aspects of the garden using a wheelchair or mobility scooter.


Is there a bus to transport visitors around the garden?

During the Autumn & Spring Seasonal Festivals we provide a shuttle bus service to numerous designated points around the garden to assist those with mobility challenges to see the garden.


During my visit can I leave the garden and return?

Yes, you can leave the garden and return on the same day. The Mayfield stamp you receive from the ticket booth supervisor will allow you re-entry. Each ticket is valid for one visit day only.


Do you allow dogs in the garden?

Yes, we are pooch friendly.! However, dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and be guided by their owner. We provide doggy bowls at the cafe, but ask dog owners to bring their own doggy bags.


Where can I stay overnight?

The Oberon Visitor Information Centre 02 6329 8210 (approx 10 mins drive away) or Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 02 6332 1444 (approx 30 mins drive away). Both centres are able to suggest an array of accommodation to suit your needs.


Can I bring my garden club?

Yes, we welcome group bookings all year round. We offer pre-arranged catering options and group packages. Please email for more details.


Do I need to pay to visit the Nursery, Kitchen Garden and/or the Cafe & Produce Store?

No, there is no charge to visit these areas. See you soon!


  • Bring a warm jacket, scarf, gloves, beanie (better safe, than frozen)

  • Wear comfortable shoes (160 acres of garden will make your feet tired!)

  • A picnic rug, or chair to sit back and watch the show! Although we’re a selling all at our Merch tent.

  • There are ATM’s onsite, but we recommend bringing $$ CASH $$ for the delicious food or merchandise to take home with you.

  • NO alcohol or food can be brought into AutumnFest – we’ve got the best local guys collaborating to bring you great delicious food, wine, ciders & craft beer

  • Your ticket – print it! We’ll exchange it for a wristband!

  • Mayfield Cafe & Takeaway Kiosk will be open from 9am.

  • Our Nursery will be open – Don’t forget Mother’s Day is around the corner?