Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers will be taking place as like any other year, except their will be, major changes on what’s to offer. Here are a few things the Solahart Darling Downs Family are excited about!
The official Carnival of Flowers Program: https://www.tcof.com.au/official-program/
Here’s some of our favourites:
Located on Bellevue Street
Chorizo, fried egg, hash brown, cheese and caramelised onion relish in a toasted wrap with a hash brown and a ‘Popachino’ (a coffee hazelnut and caramel inspired coffee).
Located in Coles Complex, Cnr Greenwattle Street and Glenvale Road
Slow cooked roast of the day with spring vegetables.
Located at Level 1/430 Ruthven Street
Naengchae Bo Ssam Poached Pork Belly Salad
Chilled Korean poached pork belly slices and fresh salad with a special mustard sauce.
As twilight settles in, Queens Park will spring to life with lighting displays that weave through a secluded section of the parkland. Designed as an family-friendly space, the Night Garden features light installations and illuminations of colour! Get your camera ready to capture each installation.
This event will ‘brighten’ your night! Don’t miss it!
When: Friday 18 Sept – Sunday 27 Sept, 6pm – 8:30pm
Location: Middle of Queens Park, Godsall St, Toowoomba (Click here for Google map)
Heritage-listed Spring Bluff Railway Station is home to 150 years of railway history and beautifully landscaped gardens. Nestled on the main railway line between Ipswich and Toowoomba, the splendour of the gardens will stop you in your tracks. The spring exhibit is absolutely stunning with thousands of visitors each September enjoying the magnificent display with an array of poppies, ranunculus, stock, snapdragons, petunias and many other annuals bursting into colour under the warm sunshine.
When: Friday 18 Sept – Sunday 27 Sept
Location: 59 McCormack Drive, Murphys Creek (Google map)
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 longevity in a public place’. Its elements of mountain stream and waterfall, dry garden, central lake, azalea hill, three kilometres of paths, 230 species of Japanese and Australian native trees and plants combine in a seamless and restful harmony.
When: Friday 18 Sept – Sunday 27 Sept
Location: University of Southern Queensland (USQ) West Street, Toowoomba (Google map)
If spending a weekend strolling through perfectly manicured gardens, taking in amazing art, and indulging in a long lunch (all with your canine companion by your side) sounds like your perfect day, then the Cultured Canine itinerary is for you!
“The Melbourne of Queensland”. With its developing street art culture and vibrant laneway life, Toowoomba is earning a reputation as a culturally diverse urban environment. Combining art and architecture, this walk takes the visitor through some of Toowoomba’s famous street art laneways.
Learn about the art, the world-renowned artists and the architecture on display. Sharing a mix of stories about the art and the buildings our guides will show you a side of Toowoomba visitors rarely see. Take a walk on the wild side through the arcades, backstreets and laneways.
When: Friday 25 Sept, 4:30pm – 6:30pm , Sunday 27 Sept, 2pm – 4pm
Cost: Adult $40 | Concession $35
Location: Meet at Bell St Mall Entrance, 400 Ruthven St, Toowoomba (Google map)
Air raid drills, troop trains, soldiers and naval personnel Americans, nurses and even the odd General. All were commonplace in Toowoomba during the years 1942 – 1945. This talk and slide show showcases the places that link to Toowoomba’s fascinating World War 2 history.
Presented by local history buff Paul Herbert hear the stories of Toowoomba as a war town Learn more about how Toowoomba was central to the early defence of Australia, especially in terms of logistics and planning and indeed planning for the defence of the East Coast of Australia took place in Toowoomba at Clifford House. The visual presentation will be over a complimentary evening drink. Learn more about this fascinating period of Toowoomba’s history with Toowoomba Trails.