Historic Ormiston House reopened on July 3 and greeted many visitors to its house , the splendid gardens and a magical view of Moreton Bay. Many enjoyed a delicious Devonshire Tea on the veranda whilst others took a tour of the house with our knowledgeable Guides.
Sunday 10th July was a very busy day for Ormiston House. The sun was shining and the grounds bustled with our Winter Craft Markets. The Veranda held our annual Xmas in July High Tea with guests sipping champagne and enjoying finger sandwiches , passionfruit slice , biscotti , mini pavlovas, mini quiches, scones with jam and cream and their choice of tea or coffee.
The House will be open on Sunday 17th from 12 – 4pm for Devonshire Tea and a tour of the House . Entry $8 and $5 Child 5-12yrs.
Sunday 24th July Ormiston House will host the annual Rolls Royce Concours from 10-3pm. Come and marvel at these magnificent machines. Models include Vintage Cars to modern day vehicles. Devonshire tea will be available on the Verandah and The Bun Mobile will be serving award winning steamed buns with a variety options including pork, chicken, wagyu or vegetarian. Entry $8 and child 5-12yrs $5.
Ormiston House Mission Statement:
To preserve and display the history and beauty of heritage listed Ormiston House by sharing its historical and educational value with the wider community.
Historic Ormiston House was built in the 1860s by Capt. Louis Hope, who was to become known as the Father of the Australian Sugar 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 Queensland Heritage Register.
The house and its grounds have been carefully restored for more than 50 years, funded by the fundraising activities of a volunteer committee and a team of dedicated volunteers. Throughout the year, Ormiston House has a busy and varied calendar of open days and special events that attract many visitors and tourists to sample the delights of the house and its surrounds. There are occasions that celebrate the house’s strong Scottish connection, its history and its beautiful gardens; several Concours d’Elegance, Mother’s Day High Tea and elegant High Tea Parties on the verandah.