Dating back to the 1950s this event is the longest running floral event of its kind in Australia and boasts spectacular spring flower displays, music, food and wine, entertainment, kids activities, parades, outdoor cinema and more for 30 glorious days.
More than 190,000 flowers bulbs and seedlings are planted by dedicated gardeners each year to ensure that they are in full bloom in Toowoomba’s beautiful parks and public spaces, including the two main floral features at Queens Park Botanic Gardens and Laurel Bank Park. Discover bright flower displays, scented gardens, avenues of majestic trees, Wisteria arbours and more. There is also a viewing platform in Laurel Bank Park offering an aerial view of display gardens and taking on a different theme each carnival.
Stunning floral displays can also be viewed around the Toowoomba CBD (Ruthven and Margaret Streets), Spring Bluff Train Station and Picnic Point Lookout.
This un-missable event also encompasses a wide range of activities and side events, such as the mouth-watering Festival of Food and Wine which is held in Queens Park and showcases the amazing produce of Southern Queensland Country. There’s also the annual Grand Central Floral Parade with carnival characters, street performers and roving entertainment escorting the fantastic floral floats as they snake their way through the heart of the city to Queens Park.
There’s so much on offer that we can’t possibly cover all of the amazing features of Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers in one blog! Check out all of the glorious details on the event website.
Book your accommodation for Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers staying at Potters Hotel. Laurel Bank Park is just a few minutes stroll away and Queens Park and Botanic Gardens only a short drive or approximately a 15-20 minute walk.
Image: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.