Laurel Bank Park

Laurel Bank Park, Toowoomba: Hours, Address, Laurel Bank Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Laurel Bank Park
4.5
1:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
1:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
1:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
1:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
1:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
1:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
Laurel Bank Park is a beautiful 4.5 hectare parkland close to Toowoomba's city centre, featuring spectacular manicured gardens, a scented garden, a collection of exotic trees, a playground, picnic area, gazebo and croquet greens. Beautiful year-round, but known for its sublime spring displays and avenues of cherry blossoms, it is most magnificent during Carnival of Flowers each September. The Scented Gardens, are a 'garden within a garden' created from ideas presented by the Downs Association of the Blind, and feature fragrant blooms, herbs and shrubs in raised beds. The park came into being in 1932 when Darling Downs Building Society Managing Director, Mr Samuel George Stephens, donated the land to the people of Toowoomba, with the City Council official custodian. Prior to gifting the land, Mr Stephens improved it with shrubs and flowers, and was known to many as 'the man of flowers'.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Faye C
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
Apr. 2022
Ive seen a few of the gardens in Toowoomba and this is such a beautiful park and always neat, very well maintained and very relaxing.. It's close to where I stay and work when I am in Toowoomba.
Written 18 April 2022
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Tricia H
Brisbane, Australia331 contributions
Sep. 2021
A lovely little park with a wide range of trees and plants. I especially love the croquet court and wisteria bower (when in bloom)
Written 1 December 2021
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Jane T
9 contributions
Sep. 2021
Nice park to walk through, has special section to smell plants for the blind, has a great children’s play equipment area, beautiful at Carnival time where they plant to a certain theme.
Written 20 November 2021
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Jessica
Sunshine Coast, Australia10 contributions
Nov. 2021
Loved this garden! We came too late for the spring carnival so unfortunately Queens Park was pretty much flowerless, but the Laurel Bank Park still had so many beautiful gardens, including a stunning rose section. They also had a fantastic scented garden and great shaped bushes (including the Sydney Opera house).

Hands down though, my favourite was the Thomas the Tank Engine hedge with seats intertwined. Absolutely brilliant!
Written 15 November 2021
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leonie
5 contributions
Nov. 2021
Very lovely gardens. Lots of shade, and beautiful displays of shaped hedge plantings. Quant to see a croquet park included in the space.
Written 2 November 2021
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Kerryn M
11 contributions
Oct. 2021
Beautiful and clever landscaped gardens. It was a pleasure walking around and admiring the wonderful shapes and styles created.
Written 18 October 2021
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papillon2020
Brisbane, Australia583 contributions
Oct. 2021
visited a week after the Flower Festival and this park had LOTS of beautiful gardens still in great shape. Just a lovely park for walking around
Written 11 October 2021
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Anita S
Brisbane, Australia23 contributions
Oct. 2021
Flowers were beautiful although starting to die off. Must have been spectacular when they were all in full bloom. Quite a large park with a sensory garden.
Written 11 October 2021
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Julie O
Gold Coast, Australia282 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Gardens are a little quieter than Queens Park with lawned areas big trees and live music when we were there in September.
Written 26 September 2021
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Gail C
Rockhampton, Australia6 contributions
Sep. 2021
Amazing Gardens. Both daytime and night.
Loved walking through these beautiful gardens and scented gardens.
Twilight tour, very in formative.
Written 26 September 2021
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Laurel Bank Park is open:
  • Mon - Fri 1:00 am - 12:00 am