Laurel Banks Park is one of Toowoomba’s premier parks and provides a majestic oasis close to the heart of town. The park features manicured gardens, mature trees, children’s play equipment, barbecue and picnic areas and two croquet lawns and is a must-see destination during the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers in spring, when the gardens come alive with colour and natural splendour. Laurel Bank Park is a wonder at all times of the year with spectacular transformations brought about by the changing seasons. Many of the stately old trees are deciduous and change in colour from the glowing yellows and browns of autumn, to a winter framework of branches, to the richness of fresh spring and summer growth. The vivid displays of spring blooms in the formal beds are always a highlight of the year and are timed to be at their peak in September for Toowoomba’s annual Carnival of Flowers.