Winner of the Australian Tourism Gold Award for Major Festival or Event, the prestigious Carnival of Flowers is on its 68th year. That is 68 years of perfecting an event that traditionally blooms into a splendour for the all the senses.
Currently, the region is planting 180,000 blooms in preparation for another breathtaking collaboration with Mother Nature. Yes, they are literally preparing their petals for another spectacular festival that draws crowds by the thousands.
This year there will be over 60 unique events and funtivities. A street parade that annually pulls a crowd of over 10,000 people. Gourmet foods to feed your soul, music to move your mind and body and enough floral colour and fragrance to brighten your darkest day.
FLOWERS – You will only have eyes for Toowoomba as it rolls out the floral carpet!
There will be plenty of Garden Tours. The spectacular Winning Gardens usually draw up to 30,000 visitors. That's a lot of talking for these inspiring gardeners but they do it with pleasure and pride.
This city's parks will be on full display hosting a program of tours that you can book online.
Circle your maps with the below events and whatever you do make sure you find the time to visit the following must-see parks: Laurel Bank Park, Queens Park, Picnic Point, Boyce Gardens, Harrow Homestead, Spring Bluff and the Japanese Garden Ju Raku En.
- Grand Central Parade - Saturday 16 September
- The Chronicle Garden Competition - Friday 15 – Sunday 24 September
- St Luke's Flower & Music Festival - Friday 15-Wednesday 20 September
- Toowoomba Clivia Society Show - Friday 15-Wednesday 20 September
- Native Orchid Society of Toowoomba Spring Show - Friday 15-Monday 18 September
- Ikebana Display - Saturday 16-Sunday 24 September
- Toowoomba Orchid Society Show: Friday 15-Tuesday 19 September
- Toowoomba Bonsai Group Annual Show: Friday 15-Sunday 17 September
- Bromeliad Society Show: Saturday 16 September-Monday 18 September
- Twilight Tours of Laurel Bank Park: Monday 18-Thursday 21 September
- Morning Garden Tour: Friday 15 September-Sunday 24 September
- Afternoon Garden Tour: Friday 15 September-Sunday 24 September
- Full Day Grand Parade & Garden Tour: Saturday 16 September