Newtown Park and Queensland State Rose Garden
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Listing last updated on 18 Mar 2018.
147 Taylor Street
Newtown, Queensland 4350
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Newtown Park is one of Toowoomba's premier parks and is a must-see location. This park covers an area of 30 acres (12 ha).
The land for Newtown Park, known as Pottinger’s Paddock, was acquired in 1912. The Rose Garden was commenced in 2001 and it is now home to the Queensland State Rose Garden, which has approximately 2,000 roses planted in various displays and collections. The major planting of roses in the garden were selected from the floribunda, hybrid tea, David Austin and climbing varieties. Of special interest are the Riethmuller rose varieties.