Old House brings new people together

The beautiful grounds.

Historic Ormiston House was built in the 1860s by Captain Louis Hope who would go on 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 and is one of the finest examples of colonial architecture in Queensland.

The house and it’s grounds have been carefully restored during the past 50 years through the fundraising activities of the volunteer committee and the dedicated volunteer team.

Throughout the year, Ormiston House has busy and varied calendar of open and special events- attracting visitors and tourists.

The events include several Concours d’Elegance, Mother’s Day High Tea and elegant High Tea Parties on the verandah.

For those interested in volunteering at Ormiston House, they can email on administrator@ormistonhouse.org.au, read about the house on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/historicormistonhouse, or check out their website http://ormistonhouse.org.au/.

The volunteering roles available include:

• Guiding (training provided)

• Serving of Devonshire Teas

• Weeding and raking in the garden

• Dusting in the house

• Directing parking on event days

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