OPEN HOUSE: See 28 buildings and 16 gardens

TOP WEEKEND: Michelle Coyne and Jamie-Leigh Bollinger from Maryborough in the Bond Museum's basement cellar at a past Open House event.
TOP WEEKEND: Michelle Coyne and Jamie-Leigh Bollinger from Maryborough in the Bond Museum's basement cellar at a past Open House event. Alistair Brightman

MARYBOROUGH Open House this weekend has grown to be a major weekend-long event in its fifth year, bringing people to the region and offering locals the opportunity to discover and explore the Heritage City.

Over the weekend, 28 buildings will be open tomorrow and 16 beautiful gardens will be open on September 25.

Open House chairperson Cr George Seymour said the combination of heritage buildings and interesting gardens made Maryborough Open House a unique event.

"This is an opportunity for locals and visitors to experience what is special about Maryborough,” he said.

"We have a wealth of heritage, interesting architecture and tropical gardens.

"This weekend is about celebrating the city and its history.

"It is a weekend for Maryborough to shine.

"It is a great time to invite friends and family to the region to discover what is special and unique about our city.”

Buildings to be open include Baddow House, a WW II Air Raid Shelter, Goods Shed at the Railway Station and the Freemasons Hall.

Cr Seymour said that the combination of open gardens and open buildings made for an event not to be missed.

"We are known as the Heritage City and this weekend is about developing Maryborough as a major heritage tourism destination.”

Cr Seymour said that Maryborough Open House was a weekend for Maryborough to shine.

"The event celebrates some of what is unique and special about Maryborough including heritage buildings and sub-tropical gardens.

A program for Open House is available now and can be purchased for $5.

It can be purchased at the Maryborough Bond Store Museum, the council offices in Maryborough and Hervey Bay, Gatakers Artspace and the Visitor Information Centre at Maryborough City Hall.

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