mayfield garden

Have you been to Mayfield Garden before? One of my friend's visited the Garden a few years ago and she told me about her visit because she knows I love a good garden. It's only taken me about 3 years to finally get there.
The garden is located outside Oberon so it's a few hours drive from Sydney. When I decided to go to the Blue Mountains, visiting Mayfield was high on my list of things to do. It worked out best to visit the garden on my return journey from Orange.

I thought the garden was relatively new but as soon as I drove into the car park, it was clear to me this was a well established garden. You're given a map on arrival and it takes about 1 and 1/2 hours to complete the circuit of the garden.

You enter the garden through the hydrangea walk. I happen to love hydrangeas that are past their prime. I have a faded hydrangea in a vase on my bedside table but I can only imagine how magnificent the hydrangea walk would look in spring. 
I always find winter gardens interesting because they can't rely on colour to keep your interest. Instead you need to concentrate on the form of the gardens and an appreciation of lines and shapes.
Mayfield garden is filled with all of those things and more - bridges, walks, grottoes, arches, lakes and ponds.
Flowers may not have provided much colour but the same couldn't be said for the leaves. That copper colour is almost too good to be true.
The copper fountain topped with a Rosella.
Somehow it managed to stay still long enough for me to take a photo.
A rare glimpse of colour.
I loved the Obelisk Pond and took quite a few photos. It was very serene and reminded me a little of Washington Monument in D.C.
The red bridge is clearly an homage to Monet's Garden at Giverny but thankfully without the masses. I'd love to return to Mayfield in the Spring.
I wasn't the only visitor to Mayfield that day but I did arrive quite early and as it's such a large garden, I pretty much had the run of the place.
The water gardens are definitely one of Mayfield's highlights.
Just look at the colours! 

I hope you enjoyed my little visit to Mayfield Garden. I can't wait to revisit the garden in spring.

That's the last of my images from my mini break to Orange and the Blue Mountains. I did take some black and white film away with me but due to lock down I've been unable to finish off the roll of film. Once that's done expect a few black and white images to appear on the blog. 

Anyway, I'll see you all again next week with some more baking from my kitchen.

Bye for now,



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