Maryborough in full bloom

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Stroll through stunning private gardens cultivated by the region’s most avid green thumbs.

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Private gardens across Maryborough will open to the public from 27–28 August for the annual Maryborough Open Gardens.

The collaborative community event is delivered by a sub-committee of the Maryborough Horticultural Society Inc. with sponsorship from Fraser Coast Regional Council.

The award-winning event follows in the tradition of the Open Gardens Australia program, which closed in 2014, and represents the “commitment and passion of gardeners and volunteers who welcome visitors to their private gardens”.

Maryborough Horticultural Society President Joy Duke said this year’s program would inspire visitors who shared a love of gardening.

“This year there are several new gardens in both Town and Country Garden categories and all gardens offer their own unique story for visitors to discover, including the historic Maryborough landmark Baddow House,” Ms Duke said.

Gardens on display include a wide range of sizes and styles, from formal to quirky and artistic and small to large acreage.

Maryborough Open Gardens Sub-Committee Member Louise Knol said the event focused on community and accessibility.

“A distinguishing feature of the Maryborough Open Gardens when compared to other Open Garden programs is that visitors are not charged an entry fee to the gardens,” Ms Knol said.

“This ensures that this is an accessible and inclusive event for our community.

“Garden owners looked forward to the event with many owners enjoying talking with visitors.”

Several gardens hold fundraising events including plant and refreshment sales.

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