Maryborough Open Gardens gets funding boost


Fraser Coast Regional Council will provide a funding boost for Maryborough Open Gardens.

Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said Council was supporting Maryborough Open Gardens to transition from a Council-led event to a community-led event held on a separate weekend to Maryborough Open House.

“Maryborough Open Gardens is a fantastic event where our local gardeners share their love of gardening and open their gardens for visitors to enjoy and be inspired,” he said.

“The event has grown in popularity and will be held on August 29 and 30 this year – subject to COVID-19 restrictions at the time.

“The Maryborough Open Gardens Working Group has limited ability to fund its operations because the gardens are open for free, so Council will provide a community sponsorship package of up to $5,000 annually for three years, with an option for a further three years.

“Council will also feature a number of its gardens as part of the event, such as the formal Elizabeth Rose Garden in Kent Street to the more relaxed Pioneer Park.”

The Council funding will help the group pay for web site costs, promotional material such as brochures and posters, and insurance.

More information is available from the group’s website or by following them on Facebook.