Maryborough Open Gardens

Maryborough Open Gardens showcases gardens that are open to the public in the Maryborough, Queensland region.

Discover the 2021 Maryborough Open Gardens

2021 Maryborough Open Gardens Brochure

‘Growing Locally’ with Maryborough Open Gardens

2021 Maryborough Open Gardens – Award Winner

Maryborough Open Gardens (Maryborough Horticultural Society) were Winners in the Events and Event Management Category at the 2021 Fraser Coast Business and Tourism Awards on Friday 5 November 2021. This was an honour for us and reflected the hard work, passion and commitment of the participating garden owners and volunteer sub-committee of the Maryborough Horticultural Society.

We would like to thank St Stephens Hospital for sponsoring this award category, Fraser Coast Regional Council, Fraser Coast Tourism and Events, Maryborough Chamber of Commerce and the Maryborough businesses who participated in our “Growing Locally” promotion.

Keep up to date with all the news via our Facebook page and we look forward to welcoming returning and new garden owners and visitors to the 2022 Maryborough Open Gardens.

About us

Maryborough Open Gardens is an annual event when private gardens in Maryborough (Queensland) and surrounds are opened to the public to enjoy, gain inspiration, learn about what grows in the region and simply share the love of gardening.   Visitors are treated to a wide range of garden sizes and styles from the formal to quirky and artistic and small to large acreage.  Entry to gardens is free with some gardens having fund raising events including plant sales and refreshments. 

The 2020 event was the first time that the Open Gardens were held over two days with the Town Gardens open on Saturday 29 August and Country Gardens open on Sunday 30 August. With over 5,700 visits to the gardens there was something to please seasoned and aspiring gardeners and those that simply appreciate gardens.  You don’t need a green thumb to visit and enjoy the Maryborough Open Gardens!

Our Gardens, Places and Spaces

The Maryborough Open Gardens are a collaborative partnership between the Maryborough Horticultural Society Inc., Fraser Coast Regional Council, Fraser Coast Tourism and Events and the local community.

The Maryborough Open Gardens wish to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original inhabitants of Australia and recognises these unique cultures as part of the cultural heritage of all Australians; and we  acknowledge the Butchulla People as Traditional Custodians of the Fraser Coast region.

Experience the stories of the gardens …..

Snapshot of the 2021 Maryborough Open Gardens

10 inspirational

town gardens

5 amazing

country gardens


of hours spent by passionate gardeners


you will enjoy wandering through the gardens and getting to know the owners

Explore all the 2021 Maryborough Open Gardens


The Maryborough Open Gardens were held over 2 days on the weekend of 28 and 29 August 2020.  

Town Gardens were open on Saturday 28 August from 9.00 am to 4.00pm. 

Country Gardens were open on Sunday 29 August from 9.00am to 4.00pm.

The Maryborough Open Gardens do not charge an entry fee.  

  • Accessible
  • Engaging
  • Inspirational
  • Sustainable
  • Welcoming

The Mary Poppins Festival was held from 26 to 29 August 2021 in conjunction with the 2021 Maryborough Open Gardens.

Maryborough Open Gardens 2021 Brochure

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Loved the garden”

So inspirational… thank you


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Thank you for sharing”

Thank you for sharing your slice of paradise with us.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Fantastic variety”

I have gained lots of ideas – love the vege patch – thank you so much….


Maryborough Open Gardens

The 2021 Maryborough Open Gardens were held over the weekend of 28 and 29 August 2021. Keep watching our web site and following us on Facebook for regular updates.