There’s no dearth of gorgeous towns around NSW. Be it the laidback charm of Berry or the brilliant wines down in Mudgee, there are so many picturesque locations to escape to. Aside from staying cosy with a hot cuppa, there’s heaps on for you to celebrate autumn in all it’s wondrous beauty. If you’re looking for a weekend escape filled with tangerine-hued landscapes, beautiful gardens and picnics galore, we might 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.
Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival
Take in all the crisp Autumnal vibes at Australia’s largest privately-owned cool climate garden. 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 scintillating display of red, orange and yellow.
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 explore include the Cascade and Temple, the Family Chapel, the Water Garden and the Stumpery. Adrenaline junkies can also take on the challenge of rowing across the glassy Mayfield Lake. It’s a fun time for all.
This time round, 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.
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The Mayfield Garden’s Autumn Festival is on from 9.00am to 5.00pm from April 2-25 with no entry after 3.30pm.