New Farm Park, Brisbane

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

NEW FARM PARK AT JACARANDA TIME

It is Jacaranda time in Brisbane. It has come early this year due to the very warm winter that we had. The Jacaranda Tree originally from South America, now flourishes here in Australia. Yesterday we drove to New Farm Park to photograph these beautiful purple trees. New Farm Park is in the inner city suburb of New Farm. In convict settlement days the park used to be a farm. In 1846 it was a race course but in 1913 the council acquired the land and made it a park. There were cricket nets, football fields, tennis courts and picnic areas. Today it is mostly used as a picnic area and there is a big children playground as well as a Kiosk, Coffee shop, The Power House Theatre and Watt Restaurant. The Brisbane River runs along the edge of the park and there is a City Cat boat terminal. The park was crowded even on a week day.
We drove around the ring road looking for a parking spot.

 Many of the old Jacaranda trees had to be removed as they were becoming dangerous. So new ones have been planted.

We found a park and set off for the coffee shop...........compulsory for my man. I like to see the city peeping through the trees.

 The new and the old trees. Fortified with coffee, Bill enjoyed walking, photographing and trying to learn more about his camera.


Besides the Jacaranda trees there are many garden beds in the park. The rose garden is especially pretty.

 After a few hours and hundreds of photos we found our little red car and drove home.

On the way home there were many Jacarandas lining the city streets. 

23 comments:

  1. aren't they wonderful? a street full of them in bloom is one of my favourite things. ours aren't in bloom yet but they won't be long. what lovely photos Diane

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    1. Thank You. It is such a pretty time.

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  2. The jacarandas are so beautiful, such a special colour for a tree.

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  3. This is the one things I miss from Rhodesia, we had many jacarandas there including a few white ones, one of which we had in our garden. One main street in Salisbury (now called Harare) had white blue, white blue the length of the street it was stunning when in full flower. Then of course in South Africa, Pretoria is called the Jacaranda city.
    Beautiful photos that bring back many memories for me. Thanks t'other Diane

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  4. Hi Diane, such beatufiul trees and awesome colours. What a lovely park. My first Matric Farewell dress colour was Jacaranca blue. In Pretoria (as Diane -Rhodesia mentions) the Jacaranda City, when the blooms begin to drop it's exam time for varsity students!

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  5. Such a great outing. Our jacarandas are way behind yours.

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  6. Hello, the Jacarandas are beautiful tress. I love the pretty purple blossoms. It is a pretty park with the trees and flower gardens. Your car is cute. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  7. I saw a jacaranda for the first time in Alice Springs. It was love at first sight. It has to be the most beautiful tree I have ever seen. Terrific views of the trees in the park and lining the streets.

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  8. the trees are gorgeous and we love them here to. when they bloom it is hard to drive and you have a lot of them to stare at...

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  9. What a show! I don't think they grow in our climate, unless I'm being particularly unobservant.

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  10. I love jacaranda trees, and there are a few growing where I live in California, but this display of so many is heavenly. Thank you for sharing. Recently on my blog I posted photos of my neighbor's yellow blossomed tree, and bloggers told me they are yellow jacaranda, something new to me.

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  11. These are beautiful trees, young and the older ones. That's nice to have a park since 1913!! I don't remember seeing these trees before

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  12. How pretty they are, never been in a place at the right time to see them bloom.
    We didn't come into Brisbane whilst up that way, just visited B's Auntie as usual, and I think you were away at that time.

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  13. They're spectacular looking trees all right and your photos are wonderful Diane!

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  14. What beautiful trees, beautiful park and beautiful city. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  15. Those trees look like a fantasy! So purple! Did Bill get a new camera? I'm going to have to investigate some of the older posts.

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  16. I first saw them in Madeira. They are stunning - and your photos are gorgeous. (Love the new header too.) I wish we had these trees here in the UK but we don't.

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  17. The colors! Your whole city seems lovely and lavender. Wonderful photos.

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  18. What a great park with such fabulous colors! The purple trees are so gorgeous. We have a few here in NZ and they always bring a smile to my face

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  19. The jacas in Brisbane are looking lovely! Sounds like a lovely day out Diane.

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  20. My favourite time of year in Brisbane. Except when I was at school and it meant it was nearly exam time. Now I see them and feel my sister close, she died when they were in bloom and one of the last words she spoke was, "The jacarandas will be out soon." I can't think of a lovelier reminder of her life. Your photos are glorious.

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  21. Jacarandas are one of the most gorgeous trees - such a fabulous color! I'm happy we also have them here in California to enjoy, but it'll be a few months before ours begin to show their colors. Your photos are fantastic.

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  22. I have never seen a Jacaranda, let alone several - stunning! It reminds me that the Jacaranda Club in Liverpool was an early Beatles' venue - presumably the exotic name was uplifting in humdrum dowdy surroundings!

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