Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
The State Rose Garden in Newtown Park has more than 1,500 roses planted, with many more to be planted over coming years.
This rosarium is being continually upgraded as a living memorial to the people of this city and the district in general.
This has been one of the most successful community projects in Toowoomba, with residents and volunteers contributing donations or in-kind support.
The major planting of roses in the garden was selected from the floribunda, hybrid tea, David Austin and climbing varieties. Of special interest are the Titian and Carabella roses, which were bred in Toowoomba and are just two of the Reithmuller Roses.
The historic Newtown Park is bounded by Holberton, Taylor, Tor and Pottinger Streets. Of special interest to historians is the Entrance Pavilion off Holberton Street where the history of the park and its people since 1912, and the history of roses, is displayed on brass plaques.
The Friends of the State Rose Garden in Newtown Park has contributed to construction and development of the garden. The Friends volunteer from 50 to 70 hours per week, depending on the season, for maintenance of the roses.