The Newport Park and Queensland State Rose Garden was initiated in 1999 by three businessmen who presented the Toowoomba Regional Council with a Tourism Growth Plan. The plan centered on creating an International Standard Rose Garden in a portion of the Newport park.
Located in 147 Taylor Street, Newtown, the Newtown Park covers an area of 30 acres and is one of the premiere parks in Toowoomba.
Inside the Newport Park is the Queensland State Rose Garden, a barbecue area, a children’s playground and a sports oval with cricket pitches and croquet lawns.
The Queensland State Rose Garden includes a collection of over 2000 roses in different varieties selected from the hybrid tea, floribunda, David Austin and the climbing roses varieties. Climbing roses deck archways and swags and special varieties grow through unique structures.
Included also are the Alister Clark Rose Collection, Heritage Roses in Australia Collection as well as other commemorative and heritage rose varieties.
With an increasing number of rose enthusiasts and the growing interests on roses in Toowoomba as well as in the surrounding areas, the Queensland State Rose Garden has become a central meeting place for research and discussion about the various rose varieties.
The roses can be seen from October to April however they are in full bloom in October and November.
When in Toowoomba, never miss the chance to join a tour of the Newport Park & Queensland State Rose Garden every fourth Sunday of the month at 10am. Discover about the history and variety of roses that constitute the award-winning and world-class collection of roses.
At the Newport Park, the soothing sounds of the water fountains adds to the calm and serenity of the place. Families can have a picnic in the park ‘s large picnic shelters while enjoying the gardens. Children can also have a good time at the playground under the shade of the Water Oak tree.
Find out more about the greens in Toowoomba at the Crows Nest National Park.
If you have time, experience the best Vietnamese food restaurant in Toowoomba at Original Saigon Restaurant.
Visit us at 286 Ruthven St, Toowoomba City QLD 4350 or call (07) 45891580 for either reservation your seats, takeaway food or using our fast delivery food . We also offer gluten free and vegan options for your healthy diet needs, check links below for more information:
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Original Saigon Restaurant
286 Ruthven St,
Toowoomba City QLD 4350
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