A Day in the Mayfield Garden Maze


As the seasons change in Australia, there is a play of color in nature. According to the calendar, it is now autumn. In the language of our country, it must be said Hemant. Because winter will start from June 1. The leaves of the trees begin to fall. Then the green leaves become yellow, brown, brown, red multicolor.

And people flock to different gardens in Australia to see them. Last year we went to Mayfield Gardens to see this play of colors and were mesmerized by the beauty. But of the sixty-five-hectare garden, we only got to explore fifteen hectares. As a result, a regret was working in the mind.

A Day in the Mayfield Garden Maze

The Hawkins family who own this garden have not yet opened the entire garden to visitors. On special occasions they would open the entire garden. But from this year they have opened the entire garden for visitors. Since seeing this information on the Mayfield Gardens website we have been looking forward to going again, especially as my two children have been very encouraging.

That opportunity also came last Sunday. The night before, I cooked parathas and potatoes to eat in the garden the next day. It took quite a while to do it. I was a bit skeptical about getting up in the morning when I went to bed.

A Day in the Mayfield Garden Maze

The next morning I woke up first. After that the two children had to be slowly nursed back to health as the severity of the winter began to increase. The same thing about the son is not yet morning. It was half past six when they finally woke up to prepare.

We left immediately as it would take us about three hours to drive from our home to Mayfield Gardens. It will also take about three hours to travel from Sydney city. Stopping only once on the way, we turned from the main road to the village road. It takes about another hour to reach Mayfield Gardens from the main road through the village road. The scenery on both sides of this road is absolutely breathtaking. I had coffee and the kids had hot chocolate and sandwiches.

A Day in the Mayfield Garden Maze

You have to drive carefully on this road. Because most of the roads go through high mountains. But sometimes you can park your car on the side of the road and see the beauty of nature. The valleys are spread over the folds of the high mountains. And cows or sheep are riding on the backs of mountain turtles. From a distance they look like tiny dots.

And the gurus or sheep riding on the side of the road look up eagerly when they see the car. Sometimes the mountain river flows by the side of the road with a gurgling sound. This time we also came across a dam while passing through another road. In the morning, there was a cloud-like fog floating in the water. We stopped there for a while and watched the clouds fly by.

A Day in the Mayfield Garden Maze

On reaching Mayfield Gardens we went to light the wood fire in front of the cafe. I sat there for a while and bought tickets. Even then the busyness of the day didn’t start like that so I got the ticket without queuing. Then the children cleaned the toilet. Then we entered the main garden. Since we visited the previous garden last time, we went straight to the next garden.

On the way, I talked to an old lady. During the exchange of greetings, they said that a large group had come from Brisbane. We also said that we came last year but did not see the other part of the garden so come again. Then we went to the very end of the garden. After going there, I realized that the beauty of the two gardens is actually different. In the former all deciduous trees but in the latter almost all evergreen trees.

A Day in the Mayfield Garden Maze

There we found the amphitheater at the beginning. Stepping across a semi-circular space to make a place to sit on the ground like a ladder. And the open space in front where the events take place. Then came the temple and the fountain. Just opposite is the Hawkins family residence. Even if the garden is opened, the house area is surrounded by a rope. The house looks like a house in the country of clouds. We took a picture of the house.

After a little further, I saw ‘Fernary and Stampery’ written in front. This place is a bit scary. A variety of structures have been constructed from the roots of dead trees in the dense forest. It also contains real bones of dead animals. In the meantime, the body wobbles while walking.

A Day in the Mayfield Garden Maze

As soon as we got out of there, the road to the aviary fell in front of us. If the people on both sides pass through the walls of the same high Zhou, it will fall in front. After a long time there, I saw the sparrow bird of Bangladesh. Then out of there I found the ‘Flying Fox’ swing for the kids to play with. Of course it’s not that good. My son did not want to ride once.

Actually we were looking forward to the maze. After coming out of there, ‘Herbaceous Border’ fell in front. All herbaceous plants have been cultivated there in rows on both sides. Next to it is the ‘table’. From a distance, the table trees seemed to be as high as the knees, but when I came forward, I realized that they were taller than people.

A Day in the Mayfield Garden Maze

We entered through the entrance. Another family entered with us with their parents and children. But first of all were their little children. Some bends have ‘hints’ on small metallic green leaves. There are arrows showing the direction of entry, exit and middle. Our journey towards the center i.e. Middle. Their kids got there before us.

Then with their help we reached the center. Because after we got closer to the center, we realized that it was actually Kanagli. You have to come to the center through a long road. There is a tower in the center. A clock hangs above it. Again there is a ladder in the center apart from a side ladder to get up there. Children enjoy playing here. We were giving way to the new arrivals from there. We played this game of maze twice. It seemed like playing all day long would be enough.

A Day in the Mayfield Garden Maze

Out of the table, a garden of flowers fell in front of it. In front of him was Peter Lundberg’s sculpture, a giant circle of concrete. Then there was a huge lake. A wooden walkway along the shores of the lake. Countless ducks are floating in the water of the lake. After a while, the Chinese pagoda island came into view in the lake water. There is a wooden walkway leading to the island with railings painted bright red.

Its reflection in the water creates a beautiful scene. From there, we started walking along the banks of the lake. A little later a lawn-like place came into view. At the very top of it is a circular place. There is a stone sculpture of a man. I could not find any information about whose sculpture it was. Sitting there in the grass, we had our lunch of parathas and potatoes brought with us.

A Day in the Mayfield Garden Maze

Then I took the way back. On the way back we bought strawberry pie and banana bread from the cafe. You can sit down and have lunch here but this cafe does not take orders after 3pm. Then we made our way back.

It took a lot of effort to wake up the two children in the morning. I had to be persuaded by talking a lot. Coming out of the garden, they said that the trouble of waking up early in the morning was worth it. Very nice to hear. In fact, children can only be brought closer to beauty and then enjoy it as their own.

MRM/MS