Brisbane Open House is a free public event, which gives locals and visitors the chance to discover some of Brisbane's best architecture and gain access to behind-the-scenes buildings across the city. As part of this fantastic event, Roma Street Parkland will be offering a free walking tour called 'From compost to flowering beauty'.
Shadow of the Bee (image by writer)
This special walk, which is available only on Saturday 7 October from 10am to 12 noon, will give visitors the chance to discover the Parkland's process of creating its own compost and green waste. Collected across the city, the tour will demonstrate how it supports the amazing floral displays including a visit to the Parkland's 'back of house' area to witness the process first hand.
Roma Street Parkland (image from organiser's website)
Roma Street Parkland is one of the world's largest subtropical gardens in a city centre. Skirting the northern side of the city, Roma Street Parkland is an iconic part of Brisbane. It is one of Brisbane's premier parks and is considered to be one of the two best examples of contemporary display gardens in Australia. Well known by garden and plant enthusiasts for its exceptional horticultural standards, it is also an important community asset and event space for Brisbane.
Purple Prose (image by writer)
The Parkland opened in 2001. Its a mixture of large open spaces, lush subtropical planting and historic landscapes has created a unique inner city parkland and popular destination for both residents and visitors to enjoy.