Laurel Bank Park 2023

Laurel Bank Park 2023


Posted 2023-09-13 by Rachel Timminsfollow

Laurel Bank Park is everything Aussie this year for Carnival of Flowers . Proud of heritage, these gorgeous gardens rival the ever-popular Botanic Gardens of Queens Park. This year's main floral display has a theme of 'our shared planet' and depicts Australian animals like the emu (pictured below) and crocodile. A colourful world is in the centre.

Another big, beautiful feature garden is the Dutch windmill and tulips at the northern end, planted in blocks of colour. There's so much to breathe in at Laurel Bank Park including the Scented Gardens with its lovely water feature. The Scented Gardens' paths and picnic tables are wheelchair-friendly.

By the main entrance to the park on your left is the all-season garden and fun topiary. In the centre, find the wisteria chinensis arbour. Another topiary hedge by the main display with a Thomas train. I love the Queen Palms dotting the park and there is an impressive English Oak at the east end. The peach trees are blooming crimson right now and are very pretty. All the gardens have been planted with stunning beauty and colour. The gardeners take great pride in their six months of planting and preparations.

Laurel Bank Croquet Club (0428 695 298) established in 1935, is a lovely heritage-styled building again hosting Devonshire teas this year. It's amazing value with a lamington or scone with tea or coffee for only $8. Biscuits and hot and cold drinks are all $2. Tea is Twinings English Breakfast. A complimentary use of hand sanitiser on the table covered with a cheery red and white checkered cloth. The 'pop-up cafe' is open for the month of September from Fridays to Mondays from 8am till later afternoon around 4pm. Or you can have a BYO picnic on the grass under the spreading evergreens. A lovely cottage garden by the croquet lawn is a great choice.

There will be live music in the park on Friday 15 September until Sunday 17th from 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm till 5:30pm.

Other refreshments are available on the main entrance road, where you find Cafe Crema coffee van and gourmet burgers and Greek yiros. Plus the information stand will satisfy your needs from 15 to 30 September, Fridays to Sundays 8:30am to 4:30pm. There are plenty of picnic tables throughout the park and gas barbecue and a gazebo with electricity.

Laurel Bank Park is pet-friendly, but please keep Fido on a leash. As well as beautiful gardens, there is a play area. The park sits between Herries and (50) Hill Streets with West Street on the western end. Parking in Hill and Herries Streets.

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