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#trEATS

#trEATS

We’re encouraging residents and visitors to share some love with our local eateries during this year’s Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers with our #trEATS (Toowoomba Region eats) campaign.

Participating cafes, restaurants and pubs across the Region will be offering exciting new springtime specials..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events 2020, Dining, Family, Food & Wine, Homepage, Other Events
Queens Park

Queens Park

Queens Park has retained the charm and character common to 19th century public parks and botanic gardens, putting on a special show for her visitors during Carnival.  Spread across 25 hectares, Queens Park is something to behold, with bright flower beds, large canopies of stately trees and acres..

Posted by Noel Dixon in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events - 2020 Events, All events 2020, Family, Floral, Flowering Parks, Free Events, Homepage, Parks & Gardens
Parkland Entertainment

Parkland Entertainment

Every weekend is blooming with Parkland Entertainment! Pack a picnic and bring the family along to musical delights and activities amongst the flower beds. Throughout September Queens Park and Laurel Bank Park will come alive with music, entertainment and blooms.

There will be something for..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, Events By Date, Family, Floral, Flowering Parks, Free Events, Music
Night Garden powered by Ergon Energy Retail

Night Garden powered by Ergon Energy Retail

As twilight settles in, Queens Park will spring to life with lighting displays that weave through a secluded section of the parkland. Designed as an family-friendly space, the Night Garden features light installations and illuminations of colour!  Get your camera ready to capture each installation…

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Boyce Gardens

Boyce Gardens

Boyce Gardens are simply stunning. They were named after Leslie and Margaret Boyce who established the garden in 1930. In May 1969, the Boyce family gave the estate to the University of Queensland in trust, for educational purposes and to preserve and maintain the gardens and natural forest.

Boyce..

Posted by Noel Dixon in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events 2020, Events By Date, Family, Free Events, Parks & Gardens
Gumbi Gumbi Gardens

Gumbi Gumbi Gardens

The Gardens were designed in close partnership with respected Historical Elders from Toowoomba and Elders of the Jarowair people.

The symbol for these Gardens – the gumbi gumbi (Pittosporum angustifolium) was introduced to Toowoomba from further west as a multi purpose medicine by Joyce..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events 2020, Family, Floral, Free Events
Laurel Bank Park

Laurel Bank Park

Laurel Bank Park is one of Toowoomba’s premier parks and provides a majestic oasis close to the heart of town.  The park features manicured gardens, mature trees, children’s play equipment, barbecue and picnic areas and two croquet lawns and is a must-see destination during Carnival.

What’s..

Posted by Noel Dixon in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events 2020, Family, Floral, Flowering Parks, Homepage, Parks & Gardens
Spring Bluff Railway Station Gardens

Spring Bluff Railway Station Gardens

Heritage-listed Spring Bluff Railway Station is home to 150 years of railway history and beautifully landscaped gardens. Nestled on the main railway line between Ipswich and Toowoomba, the splendour of the gardens will stop you in your tracks. The spring exhibit is absolutely stunning with thousands..

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Picnic Point Parklands

Picnic Point Parklands

Picnic Point Parklands is a stunning, must-see location for visitors. Just a short drive from the city’s CBD, the State heritage-listed parklands provide breathtaking panoramic views eastward to Table Top Mountain and the Lockyer Valley. At night, the glow of Brisbane city lights can be seen..

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Japanese Garden Ju Raku En

Japanese Garden Ju Raku En

One of the most beautiful and peaceful parks in Toowoomba is the University of Southern Queensland’s Japanese Garden. This 3 hectare site is one of Australia’s largest and most traditionally designed Japanese stroll gardens. Ju Raku En, roughly translated, means ‘to enjoy peace and..

Posted by Noel Dixon in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events 2020, Events By Date, Family, Floral, Free Events, Parks & Gardens
Peacehaven Botanic Park

Peacehaven Botanic Park

Peacehaven Botanic Park is set in the leafy suburb of Highfields, 15 minutes drive north of the Toowoomba CBD.  Covering 5.3 hectares, the park offers panoramic views of Gowrie Junction and the Bunya Mountains to the west and includes a diverse collection of Australian native flora and other attractive..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events 2020, Events By Date, Family, Free Events, Parks & Gardens
Grand Central Floral Parade… reimagined

Grand Central Floral Parade… reimagined

The iconic Grand Central Floral Parade has been reimagined for 2020! This year the Grand Central Floral Parade will be delivered in two ways, a Static Display throughout the Grand Central Shopping Centre and a highly anticipated mini Itty-Bitty Grand Central Floral Parade.

 
Static..

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Petals & Pups Itineraries

Petals & Pups Itineraries

Dogs have always played an historic part in the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers with a Pomeranian named “Puppy” leading the Toowoomba Thistle Pipe Band in the very first Carnival parade from 1950-1958. Puppy belonged to the band`s drum major, Mr. Hugh Morgan and was attired in a rug in the band`s..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events - 2020 Events, All events 2020, Events By Date, Family, Homepage, Other Events, Tours
Toowoomba during WWII – Walking Tour

Toowoomba during WWII – Walking Tour

Air raid drills, troop trains, soldiers and naval personnel Americans, nurses and even the odd General. All were commonplace in Toowoomba during the years 1942 – 1945. This talk and slide show showcases the places that link to Toowoomba’s fascinating World War 2 history.

Presented by..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 23 September 2020, Events By Date, Family, My Events, Other Events, Tours
Royal Bulls Head Inn Tour

Royal Bulls Head Inn Tour

Explore a nineteenth-century inn built by an ex-convict with conservation architect Stephanie Keays. The Royal Bull’s Head Inn was acquired by National Trust of Queensland over forty years ago when it was restored.

You can discover rooms that seem as if their nineteenth-century occupants..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 22 September 2020, All events 2020, Family, My Events, Other Events, Tours
Laneways + Street Art Discovery Walking Tour

Laneways + Street Art Discovery Walking Tour

“The Melbourne of Queensland”. With its developing street art culture and vibrant laneway life, Toowoomba is earning a reputation as a culturally diverse urban environment. Combining art and architecture, this walk takes the visitor through some of Toowoomba’s famous street art laneways.

Learn..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 25 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events 2020, Events By Date, Family, My Events, Other Events, Tours
The Dark Side Walking Tour

The Dark Side Walking Tour

Toowoomba has her secrets. A city of brothels, prisons and unsavoury characters as well the eccentric and funny, Toowoomba’s dark side is opened up on this fascinating tour. Join local Paul Herbert as he explores the many stories of Toowoomba not found in the postcards or letters home to mother…

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events 2020, Events By Date, Family, My Events, Other Events, Tours
150 Years of Rail Walking Tour

150 Years of Rail Walking Tour

The state heritage listed Railway precinct is a must visit destination. Join your guide Paul Herbert as he develops the argument as to why the Toowoomba Railway is the most important piece of transport infrastructure ever built in Queensland.

Explore the commercial, social and engineering significance..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 26 September 2020, All events 2020, Events By Date, Family, My Events, Other Events, Tours
Toowoomba’s Architecture – Style & Stories Walking Tour

Toowoomba’s Architecture – Style & Stories Walking Tour

Present day Toowoomba is built onto the bones of a gracious Victorian era city. Look carefully and the city’s historic past comes to life. Join local Heritage Architect Stephanie Keays on this walk through the CBD with a fascinating glimpse into Toowoomba’s architecture and history.

Starting..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 23 September 2020, All events 2020, Family, My Events, Other Events, Tours
Cabbie Capers Parks and Gardens Tours

Cabbie Capers Parks and Gardens Tours

Select a 10 seater maxi taxi or a 4 seater sedan and enjoy a tour of Toowoomba’s prize-winning gardens and local parks. Visitors can choose from pre-made tours or create their own itinerary and be chauffeured by Toowoomba’s most experienced and dedicated local drivers.

BOOKINGS: 07..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events 2020, Family, Tours
Twilight Tours of Laurel Bank Park

Twilight Tours of Laurel Bank Park

Enter the twilight zone and discover the secret world of the parklands by night. This is your chance to see and hear from the experts about the darker side of plant life in a one-hour nocturnal tour of Laurel Bank Park.Throw the spotlight on some shady characters from far off places like English and..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, All events 2020, Events By Date, Family, Homepage, My Events, Parks & Gardens, Tours
Spring in the Gardens

Spring in the Gardens

Toowoomba Community Organic Gardens
The gardens will be manned with experiened horticulturists and gardeners to guide visitors around spring plantings in 40+ organic garden beds and answer questions about gardening in Toowoomba. Visitors will also be able to see what we can grow in our climate,..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 20 September 2020, 23 September 2020, Family, Other Events, Uncategorised
Toowoomba Bromeliad Society Inc Annual Spring Show

Toowoomba Bromeliad Society Inc Annual Spring Show

There are hundreds of bromeliads, cacti, succulents and foliage to behold at the Bromeliad Show. Advice on growing bromeliads will be available as well as the best varieties that suits the region’s climate. Thousands of plants are for sale including stalls selling gardening tools so expand your..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, All events 2020, Family
Toowoomba’s Finest Craft Show

Toowoomba’s Finest Craft Show

Showcase of over 40 of Toowoomba’s best artisan and craftspeople and their wares in a beautiful historic hall. Visitors can meet the craftspeople and purchase a unique handmade momento. Fairy Dell will help children make fairy gardens and there will be a flower area to talk to local growers..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, Arts & Crafts, Events By Date, Family, Free Events, Other Events
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Artificial Paradises: Botanical Art in the Age of Plastic Plants
From historical floral engravings based on voyages of discovery by William Dampier and James Cook, through still lifes by Ellis Rowan, Estelle Thomson and Lionel Lindsay, to a contemporary installation of artificial leaves by local..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events 2020, Family, Free Events, Other Events
St Patrick’s Cathedral Floral Display

St Patrick’s Cathedral Floral Display

Toowoomba’s Flowers to Impress School of Floristry will be working their magic during Carnival with spectacular floral artistry adorning St Patrick’s Cathedral. Enjoy the ambiance as stirring musical notes fill the cathedral during your visit.

ENQUIRIES: 07 4637 1500 or admin@stpats.org.au

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, All events 2020, Arts & Crafts, Family, Floral, Other Events
Rowes Carnival of Light Shows

Rowes Carnival of Light Shows

Bring the whole family to watch the entire front of the Rowes building come to life with spectacular animations to celebrate a Symphony of Spring! You’ll see the magical, miniature world of the garden gnomes with flowers the size of buildings, giant bees, butterflies and lady birds. Watch crepe..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events - 2020 Events, Events By Date, Family, Free Events, Other Events
Ikebana Display

Ikebana Display

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery proudly presents a display in the Japanese art of flower arrangement by the Toowoomba Ikebana Group. From traditional use of minimalism to emphasise shape, line and form, Ikebana has become boldly experimental with new designs that continue to push the boundaries of..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events 2020, Family
Golden Gouge Woodcraft Competition

Golden Gouge Woodcraft Competition

Learn about all the creative art of woodcrafting! Woodworkers from the Darling Downs and surrounding areas will compete in a wide variety of wood craft skills such as carving, wood turning, cabinet making, box making and pyrography. With an open competition or a novice competition on offer, don’t..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, All events 2020, Arts & Crafts, Events By Date, Family, Other Events
Cobb + Co Museum

Cobb + Co Museum

Cobb + Co Museum is just a short walk across Queens Park offering a variety of things to see and do. Visit the National Carriage Collection and brush up on your Cobb & Co history with an exhibition dedicated to the legendary coaching company. With a variety of exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations,..

Posted by webteam in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events 2020, Family, Other Events
Queens Park Markets

Queens Park Markets

These markets operate in the iconic Queens Park, Toowoomba. Our stallholders range from unique local hand made goods to gourmet food products including wine, fudge, biscuits and coffee.  Also on offer are stalls specialising in macrama, furniture, wooden toys, metal signs, soaps and candles, paintings,..

Posted by info@tcof.com.au in 27 September 2020, Arts & Crafts, Events By Date, Family, Free Events, Other Events
The Chronicle Garden for Good

The Chronicle Garden for Good

The Chronicle Garden for Good
News Corp Australia, as organisers of The Chronicle Garden Competition, has announced that this year’s event would be known by a new name – The Chronicle Garden for Good. The annual event has been reimagined to meet the challenges of COVID-19.

Gardeners..

Posted by Noel Dixon in 18 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 22 September 2020, 23 September 2020, 24 September 2020, 25 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, All events - 2020 Events, All events 2020, Family, Floral, Free Events
2020 Update

2020 Update

Hello Petals

We are super excited to be launching the 2020 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers!  And while it may look a little different than it has in past years, the groundwork has commenced with an abundance of flowers already planted so you can play in the petals this Spring!  Carnival was..

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