Search:



Jacaranda Trees in Brisbane North

Posted: 3pm 16 Aug 2019

From October into November each year, the Moreton Bay Region blooms a sea of purple. Although native to Brazil, the gigantic canopies known as jacaranda trees have surely found a home in Australia. Here, you can find the best places to see jacarandas bloom this spring near Brisbane.

What is a Jacaranda Tree?

Scientifically named Jacaranda Mimosifolia, the blue jacaranda (more commonly known simply ‘jacaranda’) actually produces a pale indigo flower. They are fast-growing trees that bloom in spring or summer (dependant on location), with bell-shaped flowers covering the canopy. Their dramatic blooms create a purple haze that can be seen kilometres away, blanketing their trees and carpeting the ground.

John Scott Park, Samford

In the village park of Samford, a wash of jacarandas blooms each spring, their lavender colour popping out amongst the many shades of green. Bring the kids down for a play on the famous train in the park playground or gather the friends and family for a picnic lunch among the purple trees.

Leis Park, Petrie

Not just a popular launching ground for water vessels, Leis Park is home to several beautiful jacaranda trees. With trunks that stretch as wide as they are tall, these jacarandas near Brisbane are some of the largest in the Moreton Bay Region, creating a riot of colour across the park when the flowers begin to fall.

Sweeney Reserve, Petrie

Across the North Pine River from Leis Park, Sweeney Reserve has long been a popular park for locals and tourists alike. Known for its beautiful natural surroundings, the driveway into Sweeney Reserve is lined with looming jacarandas.

The perfect spot for a family picnic, a birthday party, or a spot to let your four-legged friend run free in the enclosed dog park, Sweeney Reserve provides a beautiful purple backdrop each spring.

Caboolture Historical Village, Caboolture

Situated on 12 acres of land, north of Caboolture CBD, the Historical Village is a wonderful collection of vintage objects and buildings that tell a riveting story about our past. Amble through the streets of yesteryear, with quaint churches, a post office, butcher, corner store and beautiful gardens that, you guessed it, have jacaranda trees scattered throughout!

Old Petrie Town, Whiteside

A bounty of purple blossoms arrives each October in the rustic Old Petrie Town. Set among the beautiful backdrop of ancient Moreton Bay figs, the jacaranda trees add a pop of colour to the rustic and natural beauty of the historical location. A popular venue for weddings, you can enjoy a spring celebration with a natural purple setting.

Share

Trending

Artist Profile: Benjamin Van Eldik

Benjamin has been producing art since he was a child. At age 13 he won third prize in the local art show exhibition. At age 17 he started an apprenticeship as a spray painter/airbrush artist.…

Book now for active holiday fun

Bookings have opened for the popular Moreton Bay Region Active Holidays program. With almost 90 free and low-cost activities to choose from, you’re sure to find something to stave off the holiday boredom.…

More you might like:

Trending

Local News   •   22-7-2021  •   Moreton Daily

World-first to debut at Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

Leading macadamia nut exporter Nutworks is partnering with the Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival to create one of the most unique flavour combinations in the world. The new flavour – a nod to the bay – will be unveiled at the festival.…

Local News   •   19-7-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Watch Olympics on big screen

We may have to wait until Wednesday to see if we’ll be hosting the 2032 Olympics, but regardless we’ll be celebrating the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games with a live screening event at Petrie this weekend.…

Local News   •   16-7-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Comedy, family fun in big Caboolture Festival program

Caboolture is the place to be this August, with a massive program of events across three weeks for this year’s Caboolture Festival. There’s a free comedy night, family fun day and much more.…

Local News   •   6-7-2021  •   Moreton Daily

Christmas in July Markets this weekend

Redcliffe Farmers and Artisan Markets will host its first ever Christmas in July Twilight Markets this weekend. We preview the event.…

Outdoors   •   3-7-2021  •   Matt Rodin

Post-lockdown things to do this Sunday

Here are some great things to do in the Moreton Bay Region tomorrow…

Local News   •   28-6-2021  •   Kylie Knight

New Moreton Island cruise

A new Moreton Island cruise has launched just in time for the school holidays. River to Bay’s fast boats will be operating on June 29 and July 6. We reveal what the cruises will offer.…

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close