2019 Open Gardens

As part of the Maryborough Open House Weekend, the Maryborough Open Gardens were held on Sunday 22 September 2019. Over 3,600 people visited 16 gardens.

9 Elizabeth Street, Maryborough

To compliment the 130 year old federation style home, originally owned by the Hart family (of Wilson Hart sawmillers fame), a formal garden has been developed over the past 36 years by the current owners.

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7 Elizabeth Street, Maryborough

Walking through the pristine white gates and into the garden, you are greeted with a sense of peace and tranquility.

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58 March Street, Maryborough

Front yard only. In 2016 the owners set out to establish a unique flower garden. After 4 months of work and dedication they were able to plant their beloved roses. Perennilas and flowering annuals have been planted to achieve their dream of a flower-filled garden.

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38 Carnarby Street, Bidwill

Just under 3 acres, this garden is a mix of over 500 native plantings including rainforest and ornmentals species.

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46 Mayfair Street, Bidwill

This 3 acre garden is less than 12 months old and is a rambling country garden with a mix of native and exotic plants and ecclectic statutory that will delight. Birds, bees and butterflies abound.

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599 Kent Street, Maryborough

In the 1980’s most of the old garden edges were removed and replaced with machine-laid edging. In the early 1990’s and automatic watering system was installed as the owners worked full time.

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182 Cheapside Street, Maryborough

Eden is the name of the Queenslander home which was built on this block 104 years ago. The enchanting garden aptly named the Garden of Eden is lovingly tended by two sisters and is a delight at every turn.

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Lupton Park Community Gardens, Maryborough

Located at 45 Aberdeen Avenue Maryborough, the Lutpon Park Community Garden is a not-for-profit community based enterprise which produces food primarily for the consumption of the gardeners.

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9 Aldershot Street, Aldershot

The foundation of this garden started 14 years ago. Enjoy strolling amidst the native shrubs and trees. There is a small fairy village for the young and young at heart to explore and enjoy.

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41 Aldershot Street, Aldershot

Set on a quarter of an acre, this garden has evolved over the years. It has taken the owners patience and perseverance facing a lack of water, drought and through trial and error have produced a garden to be proud of that is lovingly tended.

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131 Burgowan Road, Torbanlea

This stunning garden features a section of ornamental plants surrounding a Japanese-inspired bridge. Fern houses and an orchid house can also be found in this gorgeous garden.

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19 Brooke Court, Oakhurst

Make sure you look up in the this garden as there are a number of birds nesting in the trees. This productive garden has a variety of fruits and vegetables on offer throughout the year.

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132 Woocoo Drive, Oakhurst

This garden is a mix of fruit trees, vegetable gardens and native and exotic plants, all complimenting each other to form a productive garden offering a haven for native wildlife.

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64 Louden Close, Yengarie

Purchased in 2009 this 3.5 acre property was a blank canvas except for a few old gum trees. Eight years later there are themed garden rooms complete with artworks, artefacts, quiet seating areas and abundant birdlife.

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25 Chelsea Court, Tinana

This garden offers a colourful spring display with a riot of colour. Hundreds of varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers will enchant.

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192 Iindah Road West, Tinana

Set on 2 acres, this tranquil garden features large, established trees, charming water features and sprawling lawns.

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Queens Park, Maryborough

The historic Queens Park dates back to 1866 when Maryborough’s first mayor Henry Palmer, requested that his residents have free use of land near the Maryborough wharves for recreation or public gardens.

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Did you know … John Carne Bidwill …

was appointed commissioner of crown lands at Wide Bay in 1848 and established a botanic garden at Tinana, a suburb of Maryborough. The bunya pine Acraucaria bidwillii is named after John Carne Bidwill.

Don’t forget Maryborough Open Gardens 2020

Subject to government directives in response to COVID-19, the Maryborough Open Gardens will be held over 2 days on the weekend of 29 and 30 August 2020.  Town Gardens will be open on Saturday 29 August from 9.00 am to 4.00pm.  Country Gardens will be open on Sunday 30 August from 9.00am to 4.00pm. The Maryborough Open Gardens do not charge an entry fee.  

Accessible. Engaging. Inspirational. Sustainable. Welcoming

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