Prize Gardens 2023 Carnival of Flowers

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Posted 2023-09-18 by Rachel Timminsfollow

Fri 01 Sep 2023 - Sat 30 Sep 2023

Visitors to Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers could spend many days taking in the prize gardens, with twenty award-winning gardens to photograph. You can see the prize gardens from 9am to 5pm till the end of September (some gardens are weekend viewing only). Some of the winners are at these locations:

19 Burke Street, Rangeville
69 Stuart Street, Mt Lofty
6 Fairholme Street, Mt Lofty
1A Mabel Street, Harlaxton
27 Buckland Street, Harristown
9/233 McKenzie Street, Centenary Heights

Dozens of entries are listed in The Chronicle's Garden Competition 2023 Visitor Guide.

The winner of the City Grand Champion is outstanding, located at 112 Neil Street, South Toowoomba. Owners Serge and Leisa Rossignol have created a beautiful haven of flowers and rustic charm in their back garden, plus a fragrant French lavender garden in the front yard with a lovely swan. An expansive cottage garden is planted with sweet peas, pansies, violas, foxgloves, ranunculus, veggies, herbs and more. They have also surpassed with a historic display of high quality housed in a 'summer house'. As well as all that, there's a market stall by Eleanor and Ruby for everything French and vintage, such as silver cutlery, plus some antique English china and other items.

Serge says their garden is a labour of love and also recommends viewing the lovely third-place winner of City Back Garden at nearby 1 Patterson Street, South Toowoomba, owned by Moya Ann Mohr.

Moya's back garden features another beautiful cottage garden with additional hanging baskets, yellow climbing roses, a large and stunning arum lily, may, ranunculus and pansies. Dotting the trees are pretty birdhouses with ceramic birds on their perches.

Visitors can also enjoy a Devonshire tea al fresco and purchase homemade preserves or high-quality linen/craft. Preserves are $10 for a large jar. Photos of how the garden has been developed over the years are proudly displayed on the front veranda.

For more information visit the information stands in the major parks. Entry to the prize gardens is free.


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