Images from Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers, 2002
Toowoomba's annual Carnival of Flowers has been delighting crowds since its inception in 1949. In 2002, State Library photographer Reina Irmer captured a series of 58 photographs from this event including images of flower beds in Queens Park and the decorated floats in the parade.
Garden beds filled with pastel shaded flowers rambling through Queens Park, Toowoomba, 2002. From 9955 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Photographs Sep 2002. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image twb00055
According to the Courier-Mail an estimated 55,000 people attended the street parade on 21 September that year. The parade featured 47 decorated floats, 14 community groups and 18 marching bands.
You can view this collection of images from the 2002 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers via our One Search catalogue.