Oberon’s gardens are amongst the nation’s most beautiful!
Each Spring, the town is aglow with thousands of daffodils. The season of blooms sees Oberon and its surrounding villages celebrating with a number of open gardens and the Daffodil Dawdle. Make the time to visit some of our beautiful cool climate gardens, both large and small, and learn more from the gardeners who tend them.
Mayfield Garden is perhaps Oberon’s most famous garden. This magnificent garden is the largest cool climate garden in the world and is truly a must see. The whole 160 acres of the garden are open to visitors every day, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Visit the fabulous Water Garden with its glorious mass plantings, the Copper Tree and the Grotto on your way to the Gallery, which gives a fascinating history of the garden and a tribute to those involved with its creation. Set a few hours aside to explore the maze, which is great entertainment for young and old alike.
Gairloch Garden is another of Oberon’s celebrated gardens. It is an elegant country garden within the confines of a suburban block. Stretching over 2400 sq meters, this cool climate garden has been lovingly developed by owners, Meg and Peter Low. A variety of animals help bring the garden to life with bird aviaries, several breeds of poultry, and two very friendly dogs!
Open during Spring, the garden is presented in a series of themed areas, through extensive use of hedging and timber and masonry trellises. Along with stunning water features throughout the garden, you will find a croquet lawn, garden chess, walk-through fernery, sunken garden, metal garden art, fireplace, fairy garden and terracing.
Hillandale is a magnificent 2.5 hectare garden in an idyllic country setting with towering Rhododendrons, a woodland, and a natural spring creek lined by ancient tree ferns. There is a breathtaking double herbaceous border about 120 metres long filled with hundreds of rare and interesting perennials. There is also a beautiful stone based glass house.