It feels like summer but autumn is officially here. If you’re looking for a weekend escape filled with tangerine-hued landscapes, beautiful gardens and picnics, we have the ideal escape for you. The Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival is back and it’s well worth the 2.5-hour road trip from Sydney. This time they’re doing an onsite glamping experience if you want to turn your getaway into a luxe little holiday.
Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival
Take in all the crisp autumn vibes at Australia’s largest privately-owned cool climate garden from Saturday, April 1 to Tuesday, April 25. Two gardens make up a total of 65 hectares, with The Hawkins’ Private Family Garden only open for visitors four times a year. This year, both gardens will open to the public in April offering a lovely display of nature’s changing colours.
Pack a picnic or book a table at the Mayfield Cafe for delicious seasonal fare, find your way through Australia’s largest English Box Hedge Maze or explore the Mayfield Amphitheatre. Other striking areas of the gardens to discover include the Cascade and Temple, the Family Chapel, the Water Garden and the Stumpery. You can also row across the glassy Mayfield Lake.
As for their glamping package, book a Mayfield luxury tent along with full garden entry over two days and a three-course a la carte dinner at the garden restaurant.
The gardens are open until the Anzac Day weekend so if you’re in the process of lining up plans for the long weekend, here’s one to consider.
Head here for more details.