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Church Floral Displays: Carnival of Flowers 2017

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Bless me with beautiful bunches
Here in the 'Bible Belt' of Toowoomba, you might expect the churches to open their doors with floral displays for the Carnival of Flowers 2017. And you wouldn't be disappointed.

Saint Patrick Toowoomba Carnival Flowers 2017 Display floral
St Patrick's Cathedral presents an outstanding floral display.


St Patrick's Cathedral Floral Display

Arguably the pick of the bunch this year, is Saint Patrick's Cathedral Floral Display. From 14 to 20 September, 9am-5pm, soak up the glory of professional floral arrangements, from cascades to adorned pews, to local school's lovely efforts. It looks fit for a royal wedding.

With a theme of 'Peace', St Patrick's Cathedral hopes that visitors will become aware of the beauty of our earth, its flowers and produce. The Peace Garden was decked out by St Saviour's College Toowoomba and is particularly striking in pink and white with a Japanese theme.

Master florist Debbie Birach-Mayer of the Flowers to Impress School of Floristry created the pillar and pulpit arrangements, which are outstanding in colour and style. Impressive and gorgeous to linger over, it's sure to be a memorable part of your stay in Toowoomba.

More information on the historic St Patrick's Cathedral, here. You can find the cathedral on the corner of James and Neil Sts. Plenty of parking in Neil St. Free entry, donations gratefully accepted.

St Patrick's Cathedral Toowoomba windows florwers
Stained glass windows and flowers combination at St Patrick's Cathedral.


St Stephen's Uniting Church Flower Display

St Stephen's Uniting Church Flower Display, Cuppa & Craft runs from 18 to 21 September, 9am to 4pm. Aussie native floral displays and more. At 51 Neil Street, you'll find operatic singing accompanying cleverly constructed floral and craft displays that glean lessons from the Bible. One such is a reminder that 'children are a gift from the Lord' alongside an antique doll and pram. Another lovely example involves colourful lamps indicating that the Bible is a 'lamp to our feet and a light to our path'.

Saint Stephens Uniting Toowoomba Carnival Floral display 2017
Historic St Stephen's Uniting Church in Neil St presents a delightful floral display.


Blue orchids, yellow roses, gorgeous stained glass windows, red roses and Aussie native flowers all contained some form of meaning, as well as being beautifully arranged by talented parishioners. A very relaxing stroll around this historic church building. The final finesse in the form of a cuppa plus very attentive laity. Elegance with humility and thoughtfulness; well worth a visit. Parking in Neil St carpark if you can't find a spot in Herries or Neil Sts. Free entry.

St Stephens Floral Display 2017 Toowoomba roses
St Stephen's knows we all love the classic red rose.


St Luke's Flower & Music Festival

Another historic gem of a church to admire, Saint Luke's Anglican is hosting floral displays presented by the Toowoomba Floral Art Group. Daily concerts begin at 12:30pm. Art and craft stalls by local artisans. From 15-20 Sept, entry by gold coin donation, cnr Herries & Ruthven Sts.

St David's on Display

Only on Saturday 23 September from 8am to 2pm, St David's Presbyterian church is hosting floral displays, craft, plants, white elephant stalls and scrumptious cakes. At 46 Mary St, find displays, demos and bargains galore. Free entry.

St Stephens Stained Glass Windows
Come in and see St Stephen's beautiful flowers and stained glass windows.
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Why? Floral displays during Carnival of Flowers 2017 in historic church settings.
When: 9am-5pm
Phone: 07 4637 1500 (St PatÂ’s)
Where: Toowoomba City
Cost: Free, mostly
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