Mayfield was established in 1984 by the Hawkins family, initially as a sheep farm. The heart of our property has been gradually transformed – with the help of talented local landscapers and tradespeople – from bare paddocks into one of the largest, privately owned cool climate gardens in the world. Mayfield has been inspired by […]
We love beautiful gardens and try and visit as many as we can wherever we travel.
Gardens of perennials and hedges close to the house and guest cottage lead on to parkland and a reflective lake with a circular boardwalk. There is a Japanese garden and pavilion,a bog garden and extensive use of water in ponds, rill and waterfall. Sweeping lawns lead to the rose and herb garden, a lush fernery and a woodland area. One of the finest gardens in the Southern Highlands.
This is an Italian inspired Australian garden developed over the last twelve years on a sloping 5-acre site in East Bowral. Within a perimeter windbreak of Cyprus, interconnected lakes provide a source of water for a series of waterfalls along the highest part of the property. These fall through rills, springs, fountains and a grotto. Cleverly integrated rock work and lavish planting has created beautiful glades leading down to the lawns and terraces around the house. Large eucalypts have been retained while planting of woodlands of dogwood, maple, liquidamber, magnolia, rhododendron, lilac and rare conifers make this a garden of spectacular autumn colour and year-round interest.
A symphony of park and garden with autumn colours of specimen Maples, Beech, Oak, Ash and Liquid amber.
A low maintenance, Mediterranean gravel garden, complete with beautiful mature Olive trees from a grove in QLD.
Fagan Park was originally owned by the Fagan family and operated as an orchard and cattle farm. It covers 55 hectares and features many gardens styled after gardens from around the world. Fore more information, refer to the park website.