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. Nestled within a 5,000 acre working farm just outside Oberon in the central tablelands of NSW, Mayfield Garden is open to the public for a few weekends each Autumn and each Spring.
This extraordinary garden extends over 160 acres of manicured and lovingly maintained gardens and is home to a number of beautiful follies and features such as an 80 metre cascade, a walled kitchen garden, orchard, aviary, six acre water garden, birch grove, sunken parterre and much more.
Delicious food and award-winning local coffee is available for purchase and there is plenty of parking.
Mayfield Garden open weekends are carefully timed to showcase the best of Spring and Autumn colour.