Brisbane is Getting Covered with a Purple Blanket of Blooms

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It's this time of the year when Brisbane is turning purple. While Jacarandas don't originate from Brisbane, it's hard not to get awed by the beautiful trees that cover our river city with a blanket of purple blooms. Here's what you can do to savour the majestic views:

Jacaranda walking tour 

Chase the purple rain by going on a walk around Brisbane to honour the beautiful trees. Starting from Brisbane CBD, walking through Alice Street and then along the river over to Story Bridge you will reach a blooming glory of Jacaranda trees with Brisbane City skyline in the background. As your last stop, head over the bridge to Kangaroo Point, you can then take a free City Hopper ferry to head back to the city.

A tree that's worth being celebrated

While usually there’s a Jacaranda Festival in Goodna since 1967, it has been cancelled this year due to the pandemic. The festival is usually celebrated at Evan Marginson Park. It’s a beautiful place to go to and there’s a public barbeque area that overlooks the beautiful trees. A perfect opportunity for a small weekend getaway!

Best spots to take purple-filled photos

If you want to experience these beautiful blossoms on your own, here are the top spots to visit: 

  • The first-ever location where Jacarandas bloomed in Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.
  • University culture with a burst of colour at the University of Queensland.
  • Jacaranda Park in Yeronga looks like a regular park for most of the year until the season of bloom begins.
  • Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens is already one of Brisbane's most scenic spots, but Jacarandas make it even more glorious.
  • Roma Street Parkland Brisbane has a unique array of white Jacaranda tree experience.