Friday 20 September is the day and it signals the beginning of 10 glorious days of celebration, featuring more than 1100 hectares of public parks and private gardens shining with over 180,000 bulbs and seedlings in full bloom, a record 77 events (up from 66 last year), internationally-acclaimed music acts and some of the best food and wine experiences in the state.
Floral Friday is also the start of the Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine in Queens Park which stars over 50 dining and wine stalls celebrating local and regional flavours, cooking demonstrations by super chef, Adrian Richardson, garden design talks by Dave Franklin of Nine’s The Block fame as well as beer, BBQ and cheese tastings and master classes and incredible floral installations created by the reigning Interflora World Cup champion and five-time Australian Florist of the Year, Brisbane-based Bart Hassam.
There’s a host of other experiences, including:
Highfields Steampunk Festival
Downlands Art Exhibition
Morning and Afternoon Gardens Tours
Cabbie Capers Parks and Gardens Tours
Toowoomba Sightseeing Tours
Australian Getaway Tours
Toowoomba Clivia Society Annual Show
Native Orchid Society of Toowoomba Spring Show
Toowoomba Bonsai Group Annual Show
Hanging Basket Display
Quilts, Stitches & Textiles Trail
St Luke’s Flower & Music Festival
St James Church Stained Glass Windows & Floral Display
St Patrick’s Cathedral Floral Display
And don’t forget the Grand Central Floral Parade on Saturday 21 September.
Toowoomba Regional Council
10 Sep 2019