Like many populous cities in Australia, Toowoomba is also home to a myriad of awe-inspiring attractions! One of such appeals is the Laurel Bank Park. Being a park that blossoms with a menagerie of vibrant flowers and ornamental plants, the park is a must-visit attraction during your time here. Read on to know more about this iconic site.
Spanning over an area of approximately 4.5 hectares, The Laurel Bank Park is located at the very centre of the city. The park boasts a collection of well-landscaped garden areas which has dedicated regions for scented plants and flowers, exotic trees, croquet and gazebo areas, a dedicate site for picnics, a play area and so much more!
The park was constructed in the year of 1932 on the land which was donated to the city by the managing director of Darling Downs Building Society Mr. Samuel George Stephens. Even before the donation Mr. Stephen used this land for gardening and had already developed many of its iconic garden areas. During the donation, he had also requested the city council to donate the flowers to the Toowoomba hospital and to retain the land as a garden not using it for any other purposes. During the world war, Laurel Bank Hall was build and was used to accommodate and provide nourishment for the united states naval troops.
When to visit
Although the park dazzles with flowers all year round, the garden comes to life with exquisite floral displays during the spring season which is during September.
Getting there and accommodation options
Located right at the very heart of the city, you can reach the park from any part of Toowoomba by a taxi. It would also be much easier if you are stationed at any of serviced apartments in Toowoomba the likes of Oaks Toowoomba Hotel which is just a 6-minute drive away. Pets are allowed inside the park and they also have accessibility facilities for disabled people too.