PRIVATE VISITS AND GROUP TOURS
The Bath House Garden welcomes private bookings to visit the garden. Visitors may choose between a garden wander with the help of a garden map or a personally guided tour (minimum numbers apply).
The garden is set in the rural surrounds of Historic Maitland and is located a stroll from Walka Water Works Heritage Park, 15 minutes from the old river port town of Morpeth and 20 minutes from the spectacular Hunter Valley vineyards.
The country-style home and peaceful garden lake are the central features of this charming seasonal garden. Visitors will be delighted and inspired by the beautiful vistas, as they explore both the ornamental and productive spaces. The garden has plantings of deciduous trees bringing glorious colour in Autumn and a fresh green backdrop for the shrubs and roses in the spring and summer. Gravel paths, fragrant surprises, stone walls, climbing roses, busy chickens and Ebony the cow all add to this country garden experience.
A guided tour of the garden will give you a greater look at the story and family behind its creation and care.
For those groups who are travelling further to visit the garden or would like to extend their outing, there are several places to visit and accommodation not far from the garden.
$30 per person (Includes garden entry and guided tour)
Time Required for the Garden
A tour of the garden will take 45 min - 1 hour 30 min depending on the group's needs and interests. Extra time will be needed if refreshments are planned.
Minimum group charge
Most groups take the extra time to enjoy some refreshments in the Garden Room overlooking the lake. We provide complimentary tea and coffee. You are very welcome to bring your own food refreshments.
Alternatively, we can organise catering for your group. Buffet-style afternoon/morning teas and luncheons, and High Teas (for smaller numbers) are available. All food is freshly made by the local chefs.
Level of Difficulty
The garden has many areas of varying difficulty for disabled visitors. The Garden Room and close surrounding areas are easily accessible and ideal for those with less mobility who would like to enjoy the ambience of the garden.
There are standard bathroom facilities within the garden and disabled facilities at the nearby Walka Water Works Reserve, 200m from the garden.
During some seasons we find the time to pot up seedlings and cuttings from the garden and often have plants for sale for our garden visitors.