The sweeping expanse of grassed area near the corner of Hume and Margaret Streets makes an ideal venue for events, including monthly markets on Sunday, the Carnival of Flowers parade end and side-show alley in September and the Gospel Music Festival at Easter. The Park covering 26.3 hectares, was planned and developed by Walter Hill, a Government Botanist and superintendent of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens.
The many trees which were imported from Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world, today stand as grand old trees lining shaded avenues. Carl Hartmann, a botanist from Germany, and George Searle, a local landscape gardener, also made big contributions to creating this magnificent oasis close to the heart of the city. In 1875 young trees were planted out along broad avenues throughout the park.
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