Open Saturday 28 August 2021
366 Queen Street, Maryborough
We are very privileged to have historic Baddow House as part of the 2021 Maryborough Open Gardens with parts of the house open to the public as well as the gardens.
Baddow House was built in 1883 by Edgar Thomas Aldridge, the “Founding Father” of Maryborough. Christened “Aldridge’s Castle” by some locals, it was “Aldridge’s Folly” to others: a grand, two-storey home overlooking the Mary River.
In 1848, when E. T. Aldridge first arrived in the district of Wide Bay (as Maryborough was then known) he built a bark and shingle hut on his land at Baddow. But success as an entrepreneur soon allowed him to upgrade his home, and finally, thirty-five years after his arrival, to build his dream home, his “castle”: the magnificent Baddow House as it stands today.
The two acres of garden surrounding Baddow House are beautifully landscaped, and feature brick paving, two arbours, a canal pond, and extensive plantings of shade trees including Jacaranda and Poinciana.
Devonshire tea, bottled water and ice-cream on a stick will be available; so ensure that you allow plenty of time to enjoy beautiful Baddow House with delightful tea and scones.
Entry will be subject to Queensland Government COVID-19 Directives and we ask all visitors to be respectful of any additional requirements that we need to put in place to ensure that visitors and owners are kept safe.
We look forward to seeing you.
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Buses are able to park in Queen Street prior to the Jupiter Street intersection. Gardens are wheelchair and scooter friendly. However, the house (including verandahs) is not accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.