The iconic Grand Central Floral Parade is one of Toowoomba’s favourite events of the year! Come along to watch street performers, carnival characters and roving entertainment escort the stunning floral floats on their journey through the heart of the city to Queens Park.
The Floral Parade.. →
Queens Park has retained the charm and character common to 19th century public parks and botanic gardens, putting on a special show for her visitors during Carnival. Spread across 25 hectares, Queens Park is something to behold, with bright flower beds, large canopies of stately trees and acres.. →
It’s Sideshow Alley, it’s Adrenaline Avenue, it’s Extreme Street! Head to Lower Queens Park for thrill-seeking rides, fairy floss, dagwood dogs and show bags! Have a shot at winning a top shelf prize at one of the sideshow games or take in a birds eye view upside down from the heart-stopping.. →
Pack your picnic blanket (and a jacket), gather your family and friends, and enjoy an evening under the stars. As the sun sets over Newtown Park, the joys of the film experience will be brought to life during the park’s first twilight movie screening.
Saturday 24 Sept, 5:30pm.. →
As twilight settles in, Queens Park’s Botanic Garden will spring to life with lighting displays that weave through a secluded section of the parkland. Designed as a family-friendly space, the Night Garden features light installations and illuminations of colour! Get your camera ready to capture.. →
Newtown Park is one of Toowoomba’s premier parks covering an area of 30 acres (12ha). The park is popular for reveling in the delights of the gardens, enjoying family activities, and participating in sport or fitness pursuits.
It’s a must-see location with three main feature areas.. →
Each year St Patrick’s Cathedral provides a Floral Display as part of the city-wide celebration of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. We enhance the already welcoming interior of the Cathedral as flowers speak every language and addresses every situation in life!
The Floral Display comes.. →
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery proudly presents a display in the Japanese art of flower arrangement by the Toowoomba Ikebana Group. From traditional use of minimalism to emphasise shape, line and form, Ikebana has become boldly experimental with new designs that continue to push the boundaries of.. →
The Spring Exhibition of Toowoomba Art Society Members’ works is selected by an independent panel of artisans. It includes a wide range of art media and techniques with many of the exhibiting artists being represented in local collections and some are represented nationally. During weekends.. →
The Write Gallery at The Lighthouse is proud to present Botanicals by Tarn McLean.
Prominent local artist Tarn McLean exhibits her botanical paintings and designs with a focus on how meaning is created from and through botanical subjects allowing a meeting space of cultures and identities.
A wonderful opportunity to buy direct from farmers and local food artisans, and also a chance to buy seasonal produce, local meats, hand-made bread, pasta, jams, salts, honey, eggs and locally grown herbs and salad items. There is also an ever changing array of local artisan stalls that sell anything.. →
These markets operate in the iconic Queens Park, Toowoomba. Our stallholders range from unique local hand made goods to gourmet food products including wine, fudge, biscuits and coffee. Also on offer are stalls specialising in macrama, furniture, wooden toys, metal signs, soaps and candles, paintings,.. →
Boyce Gardens are simply stunning. They were named after Leslie and Margaret Boyce who established the garden in 1930. In May 1969, the Boyce family gave the estate to the University of Queensland in trust, for educational purposes and to preserve and maintain the gardens and natural forest.
The Gardens were designed in close partnership with respected historical Elders from Toowoomba and Elders of the Jarowair people.
The symbol for these Gardens – the gumbi gumbi (Pittosporum angustifolium) was introduced to Toowoomba from further west as a multi purpose medicine by Joyce.. →
One of the most beautiful and peaceful parks in Toowoomba is the University of Southern Queensland’s Japanese Garden. This 3 hectare site is one of Australia’s largest and most traditionally designed Japanese stroll gardens. Ju Raku En, roughly translated, means ‘to enjoy peace and.. →
New trees will be planted out across three Toowoomba Region parks on Saturday 3 September, as part of an initiative to increase the region’s urban forest population. This event is in partnership between Toowoomba Regional Council and Planet Ark’s National Tree Day, with Council holding.. →
Peacehaven Botanic Park is set in the leafy suburb of Highfields, 15 minutes drive north of the Toowoomba CBD. Covering 5.3 hectares, the park offers panoramic views of Gowrie Junction and the Bunya Mountains to the west and includes a diverse collection of Australian native flora and other attractive.. →
A hidden gem in the gardens of Toowoomba is the Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery gardens. The dimensions of today’s cemetery were laid down in 1882 when an area of 67 acres (27.11ha) was gazetted for the Drayton & Toowoomba cemetery. Control of the cemetery was passed from the Trust to Toowoomba.. →
Dogs have always played a historic part in Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers with a Pomeranian named “Puppy” leading the Toowoomba Thistle Pipe Band in the very first Carnival parade in 1950, a tradition continued until 1958. Puppy belonged to the band`s drum major, Mr. Hugh Morgan and was attired.. →
Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic!
Picnic Point is the perfect place for the first Teddy Bears’ Picnic and along with other local Tambo Teddies we will be putting on a day to remember. There will be interactive games all day, colouring-in and roving kids entertainment.. →
Picnic Point Parklands is a stunning, must-see location for visitors. Just a short drive from the city’s CBD, the State heritage-listed parklands provide breathtaking panoramic views eastward to Table Top Mountain and the Lockyer Valley. At night, the glow of Brisbane city lights can be seen.. →