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Brisbane | Where to View the Best Jacarandas this Season

Friday October 13, 2017 ● By Shannon Edwards // Place New Farm


Author // Shannon Edwards for Place New Farm

Brisbane has well and truly woken up from its winter slumber with the colours of Spring brightening up the city.

Dotted across Brisbane, showering our streets and parks with violet flowers, the Jacaranda trees are now in bloom.

In fact, this year we’ve been blessed with an early blossom due to the warmer weather, meaning it’s the perfect time to get out and see the trees in their prime!

Come for a walk down the purple carpet! We’ve outlined some of our favourite spots to view the Jacaranda’s this October.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City

Now, these trees aren’t just beautiful but they also have a rich history behind them.

Did you know, the Botanic Gardens were the first place in Brisbane to grow a Jacaranda tree?

The first tree was planted way back in 1864 and supposedly grew to have a diameter of 27 metres! Growing proud and beautiful, the tree lasted until 1979 when it was blown over by a cyclone.

Luckily for us, these days the gardens are filled with the trees, blanketing the grass with stunning purple blossoms.

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New Farm Park, New Farm

When we think New Farm Park, we think Jacarandas.

The much-loved park has arguably one of the best floral displays of the season. This is one of our favourite spots to view the trees in Spring.

Majority of the park is lined with a canopy of purple, providing the perfect backdrop for a relaxing weekend out in the sun.  

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Dockside Walk, Kangaroo Point

Along the riverside at Kangaroo Point, the Jacarandas have been carefully planted to line the walkway.

Picture walking along the river on a clear Spring day, the city in the background with a mauve sky above you. What a perfect scenario.
Just near Medley Cafe, we hear these trees are the first to bloom in the season!

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Wilson Lookout Reserve, New Farm

This could possibly be one of the most picturesque locations to view the trees in the city!

Not only is the park covered in purple snow, but you’re faced with the Story Bridge and cityscape in the background.

We vote this the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic with your friends and family in the afternoon, beneath the Jacaranda, watching the sun set over the city.

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