The 6 best places to photograph flowers in Toowoomba

The 6 best places to photograph flowers in Toowoomba

If you like photographing flowers, spring is the right time and if you live in or are visiting Toowoomba, the parks and gardens will give plenty of opportunity. Here are the 6 best places to photograph flowers in Toowoomba.

Queens Park Botanic Gardens

Queens park and its botanic gardens is probably the most visited gardens in Toowoomba. Each year thousands visit the park especially during the carnival of flowers. A lot of work goes into plantings to ensure displays of flowers in garden beds.

The park itself is pretty much in the middle of the city. The botanical gardens are at the corner of Lindsey and Campbell Streets.

A view across the flower beds of Queens Park Botanical Gardens.

Laurel Bank Park

Laurel Bank Park looking along a pathway to an arch covered in a jacaranda vine.
Laurel Bank Park

This is my favourite of the inner city parks. It’s not as large as Queens Park but has great open spaces for the kids to play, BBQ and picnic facilities (limited) and great displays of a wide range of flowering plants. The garden beds are full with mass plantings. Check the tulip beds in the south west corner.

The park is on the corner of West and Herries Streets but the best way to get into the park is fromĀ Hill St.

If you like roses then this is the place for you. With species from heritage to cultivars, climbers and creepers there’s something here for everyone.

Most of the beds have a layout diagram to help you identify the rose species.

The entry if off Holberton St with parking off Pottinger St.

Looking across a rose bed to the pavilion at Queensland's State Rose Garden.
Queensland State Rose Garden

Boyce Gardens

Set on six hectares, this magnificent garden, forest and park was established as a private garden by Leslie and Margaret Boyce. It was given by them, in trust to The University of Queensland, for the enjoyment and education of the people of Australia.

The Boyce Gardens are open to the public daily from 9am to 4pm

Entry is off Range St with parking right next store in the vacant block.

Japanese Gardens

Jointly owned by the University of Southern Queensland and the Toowoomba Regional Council, the Garden features steams and waterfalls, a large lake and around 230 species of Japanese and Australian native trees and plants.

The Garden is open daily from 6.00am (AEST) to dusk and admission is free. There is limited access for disabled persons, and public restrooms are available.

There are a couple of entrances but most people use the one off Regent St.

The view across the Japanese gardens lake to a red bridge.
Toowoomba's Japanese Gardens
Looking across a park bench to the open grassed area and gazebo.
Peacehaven Park

Peacehaven Botanic Park is around 15 minutes drive north of Toowoomba at Highfields. With open grass, picnic and BBQ facilities and a great kids playground in the south west corner.

Of six best, this is my favourite. Plenty of native plants to photograph and long winding paths that let you explore all parts of the park.

Entry is off Kuhl’s Road.

There are a lot of great parks and gardens in and around Toowoomba. Photographing flowers in these parks will keep you busy for a while.

Do you have another place you like to visit and photograph flowers? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Happy photographing.

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