The lifestyle and treasures of village life are often not apparent to outsiders and need a local to help you discover them.
The Summer, and Spring Garden Festivals are a chance for visitors to rediscover these simple pleasures, sharing the lifestyle, history, culture, produce, secrets, stories and hospitality of the Oberon Circle of Villages, a part of The Tablelands Way experience.
Summer in the tablelands is the season of bounty. Fruits are in season, trout are in the streams, and adventure is in the air. Village life brings its own flavour to summer, with the pleasures of the home made and home grown with a ‘Fair’ display of history on ‘Show’.
Autumn in the tablelands brings the first promise of change and with it some interesting Cool Events. Mushrooms can be discovered in the forests, nights are becoming cool with days perfect for walking or mountain biking. Winter brings occasional snow with comfort food around cosy fires and the chance to hunt for truffles - black gold or be part of Yulefest at Jenolan Caves.
Spring is the season to visit our wonderful country gardens. Different from urban gardens these have often been developed from virgin bush or lush farmland. Many gardens are under active development. This is the time to see nature bursting forth after a long winter.
Check out the full range and detail of the Festivals and other Cool Events by clicking on the logo of the festival you would most like to visit ... then find out below what else Oberon has to offer.
Mayfield Garden is one of the worlds largest privately owned cool climate gardens with 160 acres of spectacular English style gardens set in picturesque grazing country, north west of Oberon, just two and a half hours west of Sydney. The gardens story began as a small endeavour with modest plans and unlimited enthusiasm and has evolved into a truly remarkable garden which is a joy to share.
Mayfield Garden - open limited days Autumn and Spring and other dates for private viewing by appointment only. A visit to Mayfield Garden encompasses The Water Garden and numerous expansive private family garden areas such as the aviary, chapel, creek gardens, croquet court, rose garden and walled kitchen garden. Our cool climate nursery, shop and cafe are open throughout the year for all visitors to enjoy.
Autumn in the garden is spectacular, with colours across the spectrum rolling through the garden. The Birchgrove, the oaks, and maples, the liquidambars and more. Vibrant reds, bright yellows and warm orange and browns – autumn is a must at Mayfield Garden.
CLOSED: ANZAC Day
$25 adults $10 Child (7-16) $65 family $22.50 pp for groups over 20 when paying as one - the tour leader and driver enter free of charge more >>