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Where is Sydney's Best Jacaranda Display?

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by glenop (subscribe)
So much to little time to see it all.
Published November 11th 2014

For most of the year, you never notice them. Then come October and November, bright purple patches start dotting Sydney's suburban vistas. The flowering season of the South American import Jacaranda tree has become a time to be eagerly anticipated here and in other parts of subtropical Australia such as in Grafton who celebrate with a Jacaranda festival.

Jacarandas at Circular Quay

Jacarandas at Liverpool High School

What was a dull backyard or streetscape suddenly is lit up like a big purple Christmas tree. The trees lose their leaves and are replaced initially with flowers that dominate every branch of the tree.

There are certainly plenty of impressive specimens around where I live. In front yards, backyards, in schools and in parks, when you have your Jacaranda eyes in, they are everywhere.

Warwick Farm Jacarandas

Sydney might not be able to compete with the mass displays of Grafton, but where in Sydney can you find the most spectacular Jacarandas?

Liverpool Public School

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I guess, the jacaranda bloom in Parramatta Park looks good to me.. Here is one of the photos of the bloom -
by anjan (score: 0|4) 2371 days ago
I live near Lidcombe and when I catch the train from Berala there is a beautiful Jacaranda tree which has a mixture of purple and american beauty colours together (very unusual). This is located at the local pub in the outdoor area near the car park at Lidcombe station on the right hand side when travelling on the train from Berala
by janta (score: 0|4) 2371 days ago
Macdougall Street, Kirribilli, a beautifully jacaranda lined street
by 123st (score: 0|4) 2371 days ago
Hunters Hill looks beautiful this time of year with jacarandas in full bloom
by bluey (score: 1|11) 2371 days ago
Frys Reserve, Kogarah. Heading north from the train station they are on the left.
by micha (score: 0|8) 2116 days ago
View when you drive over Gladesville Bridge is amazing - although make sure you are the passenger not the driver!! As you may veer off in awe!!!
by lg (score: 1|13) 2008 days ago
The most beautiful and maybe the oldest ard at warwick farm trackside. Branches sweep down nearly to the ground making it a gorgeous place to sit and contemplate. You can see them when you visit the trackside Farmers Market running each and every Saturday 7.30 till 12.
by ladbr (score: 0|7) 2353 days ago
Windsor down near the bridge
by bbjeff (score: 0|2) 2006 days ago
Clubb Street Rozelle on the left hand side of the road approaching King George Park and Callan Park grounds.
They weren't there when my husband and sister-in-law lived in the street during the 1940's -1960's. Often wonder who planted them.
I saw them the last three
years when I participated in the 7 Bridges Walk - last Sunday of October.
Our best man's great grandfather planted the first Jacaranda trees in Grafton NSW. He was a horticulturalist.
by Gloria (score: 2|463) 974 days ago
Lane cove
by R.m.c (score: 0|2) 2369 days ago
Kurraba Road from Kirribilli to Kurraba Point
by terez3 (score: 0|2) 2369 days ago
McDougall Street Kirribilli is fantastic. The street is lined with old large Jacarandas.
by matan (score: 0|2) 2369 days ago
I intend to do Graham and Sandra Ross' Jacaranda Harbour Cruise next year.
by pam (score: 1|57) 2370 days ago
Penrith, along the Nepean River. They are exceptionally bright everywhere this year.
by pam (score: 1|57) 2370 days ago
Eighth ave campsie
by sylvi (score: 0|2) 2370 days ago
There are rows of Jacaranda trees in full bloom at Hogben Park and Frys Reserve, Kogarah. Not as impressive as in Grafton, but they are beautiful nonetheless.
by veras (score: 0|4) 2371 days ago
I read a poem 'The Magic of the Jacaranda Tree'. Though not written in verse, its sums up the Jacaranda tree. Found it in a Senior's newspaper and kept it. I have no idea who wrote it .
by Gloria (score: 2|463) 974 days ago

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