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20 – 22 NOVEMBER 2018

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A gormet and ‘Glamping’ experience! Hospitality at a whole new level with this unique opportunity to stay at Australia’s biggest and most beautiful garden with free reign to explore the private garden in full spring flower. Linda will share her kitchen garden tips along the way.
Tuesday 20 November 2018
Home to Mayfield (L/D)

Meet your Tour Leader, Linda Ross at Central Coach Terminal, Sydney for your departure to Mayfield. First stop is Mount Tomah Botanic Garden. Time for a coffee break and wander through the garden. Next stop is Gory’u Japanese Garden in Little Harley. Alan Jackson has spent the past five years skillfully designing and building this garden based on Buddhist, Taoist and Shinto principles. We will see maples in fresh new leaf, lanterns, basins, bridges, moon viewing platform, lake, stream … all with glistening raked white gravel. It’s a masterfull garden. Our last stop today, is Wild Meadows, a garden of flowers: borders and meadows. The magnitude and beauty of this garden just takes your breath away. What Stephen Vella has done in five years and continues to do is inspirational. Arrive at Mayfield and hopefully see a spectacular sunset as we settle into the ‘glamping’ village. Dinner tonight is ‘al fresco’ a “Farmers platter” celebrating Mayfield’s fresh produce & meat, which we will cook over the fire pit.

Accommodation: Mayfield Glamping Village

Wednesday 21 November 2018
Mayfield Private Tour (B/L/D)

Start the day with a stroll in the soft misty morning light. Listen to the birds as you go to breakfast at Mayfield Café. Walking shoes now for an excusive guided tour of the Private Gardens. Lunch today will be served in the Glass House adjoining the Walled Kitchen Garden, then a stroll through the Japanese Garden within Mayfield House, never before opened for visitors. Free time this afternoon to explore Mayfield Garden (all 36 acres) at your own pace. As the sun sets the evening light is perfect for photography.
Dinner tonight is gourmet Mayfield pizza’s from their wood fire, accompanied by Mayfield’s famous Vegan Salad. And finally before we retire for the night we can view the heavens; stargazing.

Accommodation: Mayfield Glamping Village

Thursday 22 November 2018
Mayfield to Home(B/L)

After our Mayfield country breakfast we take part in a ‘forage and feast’ workshop; lots of tips and tricks about herb, fruit and vegetable growing. See where all their fresh produce comes from: 3 acres of vegetable garden, a 5 acre orchard and 5,000 acres of surrounding farm. After we have collected our produce, we will meet the Head Chef who will turn this collection of fresh goods into a Mayfield luncheon feast.
Free time this afternoon to take final photos and check out Mayfield’s shop selling local crafts and produce. Then we’ll head back to Sydney Central.


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Cancellations received 180-120 days prior to departure will incur loss of deposit.
Cancellations received between 119-60 days prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations received between 59-30 days prior to departure will incur a 75% cancellation fee plus any non-recoverable costs incurred.
Cancellations received within 30 days prior to departure will incur 100% cancellation fee.
Cancellations must be sent in writing.
Cancellation fee is based upon the total amounts paid including tours, airfares and all other travel arrangements.
Please refer to the Ross Garden Tours standard terms and conditions

  • Air-conditioned motorcoach
  • luxurious glamping accommodation for 2 nights, including a full breakfast every day
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Dinner
  • Entrance fees to all gardens and sightseeing including Maple Springs nursery tour, Wild Meadows Garden, Mayfield Private Garden tour, Mayfield Gardens.

Twin share, per person, land only $1,495
Single supplement $195

All prices in Australian dollars
Prices based on minimum 15 passengers
Price is based on departure ex Sydney


Early Bird $50. Book and pay before 20/7/18
Previous Traveller discount $25
Garden Clinic Member discount $25

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