Springtime on the Mountain

Springtime on the Mountain is a festival held on Mt Tamborine at the end of September each year. Similar to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Springtime on the Mountain offers visitors beautiful private gardens to explore in addition to blooming public parks and gardens. Mt Tamborine is one of my favourite places to visit on the Gold Coast, best on a weekday when there are fewer day trippers, Mt Tamborine has an abundance of cafes, art and craft shops, nature trails, wineries and some of the yummiest triple cream brie I’ve ever eaten.

This year was my first time for visiting Mt Tamborine during the spring festival, we went on a Saturday in the hope that it would be less hectic than on a Sunday but still it was very busy and parking at a premium. Our choice of destination was the Botanic Gardens, a beautiful, lush spot on the mountain, well maintained by a group of committed volunteers. The artistic children of my friend set themselves up in a central location and set about drawing some of the flowers, my friend and I wandered off to smell the roses.

As some of you know, I love take photos of flowers so you’d think I would at least be able to tell you what some of the flowers are in the photographs below however it isn’t my strongest point. Ff I get the name of a plant wrong or have completely left it off the image please let me know and I will amend the caption.

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9 thoughts on “Springtime on the Mountain

  1. travelingwithlyn.com October 26, 2013 / 6:47 pm

    I always enjoy my visits to Tamborine. Would love to go to the festival one year. Lovely photos

    • twoblackdoggies October 27, 2013 / 2:22 pm

      It is one of the few place on the GC that I really love, can’t believe I hadn’t been to the festival before. The gardens will still be beautiful to visit now, minus the crowds ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. restlessjo October 27, 2013 / 1:22 am

    Such gorgeousness! Love the turkish delight rose ๐Ÿ™‚

    • twoblackdoggies October 27, 2013 / 2:33 pm

      I thought you might like the flowers, they really are beautiful and the scent of the roses was divine, was lucky to not have my nose stung by a bee ๐Ÿ˜‰

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