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What's in Bloom in the Spectacle Garden at Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland- a green sanctuary to escape the hustle and bustle of Brisbane City, with sprawling lawns, a lush rainforest illustrative of Queensland’s sub-tropical climate, a blooming Spectacle Garden and a picturesque lake complete with a tumbling waterfall. 

Spectacle Garden

No matter what time of the year you pay a visit, you will always find an assortment of flora and fauna, but there is no better time to visit Roma Street Parkland than spring time, with over 3,000 annuals in bloom within the Spectacle Garden- it is truly a showcase of not-to-be-missed floral grandeur this September. 

Here is a list of 8 eye- catching blooms worth making the visit for.

Cyclamen Persicum

Cyclamen Persicum 

‘Cyclamen’ is a topsy-turvey plant from the Mediterranean with peak flowering in the cool winter and spring months. Cyclamen then dies back to an underground tuber during the humid summer months. This plant thrives in part shade, situated in a dry area.

Kalanchoe Oleracea

Kalanchoe Oleracea 

‘Kalanchoe’ is a tough succulent plant from Madagascar and Northern Africa, therefore it is beneficial to have in the garden and as a house plant due to its resilience. There are a number of cultivars from this succulent plant, all containing decorative floral colours and fascinating foliage patterns.

Thunbergia Mysorensis

Thunbergia Mysorensis

‘Lady’s Slipper’ or ‘Mysore Trumpet Vine’ is a hardy plant that originates from India. For several months the decorative strands of nectar rich flowers hang down, progressively reaching toward ground level forming a yellow and red flower curtain- acting as a perfect pergola cover!

Rhododendron Vireya

Rhododendron Vireya 

‘Tropical Rhododendron’ can be a difficult plant to grow, but once achieved will make for a dramatic colourful display of blooms. Tropical Rhododendron require rich, moist, well drained organic growing medium, with the perfect amount of winter sun and summer shade to thrive.

Bombax Ceiba

Bombax Ceiba 

The ‘Bombax Ceiba’ is located at the back of the Spectacle Garden and is Native to Northern Australia, as well as tropical Asia. This tree is currently in full bloom, producing eye catching cup-shaped red flowers filled with copious nectar. 

Ornamental Kale

Ornamental Kale (Brassica Oleracea) 

Despite the name and shape, Ornamental Kale is not edible. It was chiefly developed for its spectacular pink and purple colour that flows through their brightly feathered leaves.

Assorted Hybrid Petunia

Assorted Hybrid Petunia 

Assorted Hybrid Petunia flourishes in full sunwell drained soil, and can spread up to four feet long, blooming in tones of pink and purple this flower creates a mat-like effect throughout gardens.

So, whether you’re exploring Brisbane for the first time or a local getting to know your own backyard, get your floral fix this month at Roma Street Parkland. 

Guided tours are run twice daily at 11am and 1pm throughout September; or simply pack a picnic, perch on a patch of grass and soak up the leafy surroundings.

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