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Spring Garden Tour at Ormiston House

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Spring into Spring with this lovely day out
Don't you just love Spring in Brisbane? These sunny days should see us enjoying the great outdoors before that sweltering humidity has us running for the conditioning unit ... only a few months down the track.

So take a walking tour around the gardens of historic Ormiston House with Celebrity gardener and renowned Green Thumb, Jerry Coleby-Williams. Beautiful flowering plants, scenic views of Moreton Bay, and your daily quota of Vitamin D. What could be better?

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Flowering hedge at Ormiston House

Ormiston House was built in the 1860s by Captain Louis Hope, who was to become known as the Father of the AustralianSugar Industry. The house is surrounded by 14 acres of equally historic grounds and gardens overlooking Moreton Bay, a beautiful setting for one of the finest examples of colonial architecture in Queensland. Ormiston House is listed on the National Heritage a Register.

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Welcome to Ormiston House

Colby-Williams will share the horticultural significance of these beautiful gardens and explore their ongoing importance. More importantly, you don't have to be a gardening guru to enjoy walking around and taking in the splendour of the grounds. Walking in nature, as Mary Davis once said, "walks the soul back home". Or as someone else said," Nature. Cheaper Than Therapy".

After the tour, enjoy a Devonshire Tea on the verandah of Ormiston House overlooking the bay. "Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul", according to American Botanist, Luther Burbank. I feel the same about scones, jam and cream.

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Ormiston House is situated at 277 Wellington Street Ormiston. To book tickets call 0457 675 137 or email

The Coleby- Williams Spring Garden Tour takes place on Saturday, 16th September, and commences at 10:30am.

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Why? A reminder of what makes Spring is so beautiful
When: Tour commences at 10:30am
Phone: 07 3286 1425
Where: Ormiston House, 277 Wellington Street, Ormiston
Cost: $20 per ticket
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