Thursday, September 8, 2011

Peacehaven Tours

Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers is coming up, and the Friends of Peacehaven will be contributing their mite, by running free tours of this new and exciting Botanic Park, each day from
Saturday 17 to Tuesday 20 September, at 2.00pm.
It offers a chance for people to see the first operating Botanic Garden in the Toowoomba Region for many years.

This view, from the “Rainforest Path”, shows the Bunya Mountains in the Distance. Many of the trees planted in Peacehaven are species found in this Darling Downs rainforest.
The garden’s main focus is on plants native to the Downs. Plantings are now 4 to 6 years old, and the small trees are showing impressive growth, demonstrating how attractive our local plants can be and how suitable they would be for garden use. They include trees which attract birds and butterflies, and some bush tucker species.
The Friends of Peacehaven operate a small nursery, which will be opened briefly after each of the tours.
Peacehaven Botanic Park is in Kuhl’s Road Highfields.
To find it, head north out of Toowoomba on the New England Highway. A little over 6k from the northern edge of Toowoomba you reach Highfields’ first set of traffic lights, where you turn left into Cawdor road. Drive 1k, then turn right into Kuhl’s Road. Peacehaven is 300 metres along, on the left.

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