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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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