The Cool Climate Gardener

After a well-earned break, Gardening Life has returned to Bathurst City Life.

In the lead up to spring and summer, we will be working with the gardening team at Mayfield Garden to provide advice on gardening in a cold climate like Oberon and Bathurst.
Each week, Mayfield’s gardening team of Banjo and Matt will provide advice and information for making the most of your garden.

For those who don’t know, Mayfield is one of the largest cool climate gardens in the world.

As a community, Bathurst is lucky to have a destination like this on its doorstep, and it is just a stone’s throw to its nearest neighbours, Oberon and a comfortable 30-minute drive from Bathurst.

Mayfield is not only a spectacular 160–acre garden, but has an onsite café where all of the delicious ingredients are either picked fresh from one of our many kitchen gardens or sourced locally, to bring you a garden and paddock to plate menu experience … as fresh as it comes!

If you’ve never been to Mayfield you may not be aware that it has its own retail nursery right there on site, adding to the experience of a visit to the garden.

Mayfield’s experienced nurserymen keep the nursery stocked with a comprehensive range of cool climate plants that are guaranteed to survive the region’s challenging climate. Buyers can rest assured that all plants have been tried and tested for use, often times in the Mayfield Garden itself.

You will find retail plants tastefully interspersed amongst the kitchen garden, café, eatery and fireplace areas.

Stock includes an extensive range of deciduous and coniferous ornamental trees, fruiting varieties of trees and shrubs, ornamental shrubs and perennials, and an extensive range of giftware.

Unsure of what will work in your garden, looking for some design tips, or just looking for some general gardening advice? Mayfield’s nursery staff are not only eager to help but are also horticulturally trained, with around 50 years horticultural experience between them!!

MGN tip of the week
It’s a good time to prune your deciduous shrubs while you can easily see dead wood and the basic structure of the plant. Roses and grapevines are perfect examples of plants that can benefit from a bit of a winter prune!