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Queens Park Botanic Gardens, Toowoomba

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by Rachel Timmins (subscribe)
I am a chief writer for Weekend Notes, a copywriter, published poet and Editor of poetry magazine ‘Fruit Salad’ (on hold). I also write children's fiction and inspirational pieces.
Published June 4th 2015
Evergreens and winter blooms
While the earth rests in the flower beds, the roses bloom in their lane. The camellias are colourful and the Wollemi pine fascinates if you can imagine it growing in the age of dinosaurs.

The bare floral area is currently fenced off for a facelift with work wrapping up well prior to the Carnival of Flowers. At that time, the naval cannon and Alfred Thomas Memorial will again be accessible. Meanwhile having a picnic or games with the kids are still enjoyable, best access from Lindsay Street. In this area the impressive granite columns, bottle trees and towering Kauri Pines add interest.

Winter is the season for Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, who can be seen feeding by the stone wall. A stroll through the avenue of Canary Island Palms to the parterre garden and formal fountain also make it worth a visit to the park.

Bring your thermos and enjoy the evergreens on a sunny winter's day.

Queens Park Botanic Gardens
Roses bloom in their lane.

Queens Park Botanic Gardens
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
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Where: Toowoomba
Cost: Free
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