Queens Park Botanical Gardens and Picnic Point

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September 28th 2016
Published: September 28th 2016
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On Sunday we had planned to meet up for lunch at Picnic Point in Toowoomba. It was a beautiful day, so we left Yvonne’s early to give us time to wander through Queens Park in Toowoomba and the beautiful gardens there before meeting for lunch. The more we drive around here, the more beautiful parks and gardens we see. Toowoomba is a city full of parks. The site for what is now Queens Park was originally used for grazing and a brick pit. In 1874 Mayor Groom launched a campaign to establish a botanic garden in this area. The Botanic Gardens were established in 1875. The site has evolved over the years to become today's beautiful Queens Park Gardens. Each year Toowoomba Regional Council’s gardener meticulously plans and plants a mix of favorite blooms and exotic varieties that result in spectacular gardens which come alive during the annual Carnival of Flowers held in the last full weeks of September.

Picnic Point restaurant sits on the top of the escarpment overlooking the tablelands sloping eastward toward the coast. So while we enjoyed a delicious lunch we were able to enjoy the beautiful views as well.

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29th September 2016

I am so please you had a fine day on Sunday to look around the gardens they look so beautiful. Toowoomba looks such a pretty place I will have to make an effort to get up there next year in spring time. I had a great day yesterday as I went up with a group of friends on a old train to Roberson it was a beautiful day I was dissopointed as the blossom are not out yet the locals said they are late this year as it has been so cold, I would like to take a drive up to Mittagong in the next two weeks You will have some beautiful photos to show your friends when you get home Fond regards Margaret xx

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