Mayfield Nature Preserve – Gardens

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The Mayfield Nature Preserve is home to the Mayfield-Gutsch Estate, and they take pride in their gardens.  In 1971, Mary Mayfield-Gutsch left the Estate to the City of Austin for use as a park.  There are several volunteer gardens to see, along with a few lily pad ponds and an old dinner bell that hangs from an archway in the stone wall.

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Mayfield Nature Preserve – Hiking

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This hike was much more beautiful than I had expected.  Mayfield Nature Preserve had a lot to offer in a relatively small place.  I found mushrooms, wildflowers, the lake, a creek, a cave, small waterfalls, and plenty of mud to hike around in due to all the recent rains.  Too much fun!  🙂

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