ORGANISERS of the Maryborough Open Gardens are looking to increase the number of people who walk through the gates of some of the most picturesque gardens in the Heritage City.
The annual event takes place on 28-29 August this year.
Maryborough Horticultural Society President Joy Duke said members were looking to build on the success of past years and build on the number of visitors.
More than 5,700 people viewed Maryborough’s beautifully landscaped gardens last year.
“As well as welcoming our local residents, we are also hoping that visitors are able to come for the weekend and enjoy all that our region has to offer,” she said.
Meanwhile, Maryborough gardeners are being encouraged to open their gates to the public for the open garden event.
The event enables gardeners to share their love of horticulture and inspire other residents to spend time tending to their own gardens.
Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said they were looking for new town and country gardens to show off.
“While several new gardens have already registered, including a few younger gardens that are entering for the very first time, more will add to the diversity in garden styles, sizes and themes,” Cr Seymour said.
Formally part of Maryborough Open House, the annual garden experience now runs over two days as a stand-alone event.
It transitioned from being Council-led to community-led last year.
On the back of its success, the event was nominated as in the 2021 Fraser Coast Australia Day Awards.
Cr Seymour said Council was pleased to inform the community it had entered into a sponsorship agreement with the Maryborough Horticultural Society to support the new arrangements.
Town gardens will open on Saturday, August 29 and country gardens will be on display on Sunday, August 30.
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The event will operate under a COVID-safe plan as required by the Queensland Government.