In this year of extreme drought, only three parks were planted with these wonderful flowers - instead of the normal 15 - and all water used to grow them was transported in special water carts, using only bore water - water from artesian wells, not water from the town water supply.
Many of the private gardens normally on show during this Carnival were much smaller and less elaborate, and used a lot of native plants, and many waterwise plants this year.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Toowoomba Festival of Flowers (Spring Carnival)
There are more to come! Do you think you can stand it?
This wonderful old stage coach from the days of Cobb and Co Coaching ( modelled on the American Wells Fargo company) still is used to take tourists around the many parks and gardens in display.