Last Wednesday, after we visited Laurel Bank Park which I featured in my last post, we then moved on to Queens Park which is right next to our CBD and is possibly the most popular and most used park in Toowoomba. The gardens there are more formal than Laurel Bank which is always a little quirky and many visitors are saying they have never seen them looking as good as they are this year. Obviously we had good growing conditions this year but they always looks fabulous to me anyway and we often used to take the children there when they were growing up to play on the swings and playground equipment.
There are so many beautiful gardens to look at...
...all carefully planned out..
...and which would look even better from the viewing platform...
...which wasn't in place when we visited. You can see the view from the cherry picker in this video.
Some flowers look equally as good from a distance ...
...as well as close up.
The colours are just amazing aren't they?
The formal Parterre Garden is always worth taking a look at and having a walk through.
There are little surprises to be found in amongst the plants as well.
Back in my humble front garden...as you can see my Fuschia has just started flowering and is looking lovely at the moment with more buds to open in the next few days.
If you are visiting the Carnival do spend some time walking through our beautiful parks. You can find a list of them here. There is also a list of Community Floral Events which are being held this week as well as the Teapot Extravaganza , Farmers' Markets, Steam Train Rides plus lots of other events which you can take your pick from. There is something there to suit everyone from the young to the old. We certainly do live in a beautiful city.