A walk through Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane
Your trip to Brisbane city would be absolutely incomplete without a visit to the incredibly beautiful garden which is known as Roma Street Parkland. I was fortunate to take a stroll across this spectacular garden with my cousin, a Brisbanian, during my trip to Down Under.
The place was once a rail yard and is now one of Australia’s greatest public gardens, thanks to the vision of one man, Colin Campbell.
Campbell, who died on 23 August in 2012, was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2007 for his service to horticulture.
Campbell always knew something special could be done on the site that is now the Roma Street Parkland. He never made a fuss about the part he played in the making of the Roma Street Parkland.
Every visitor to the parkland’s Spectacle Gardens will know just how dedicated he was to ensuring the city had valuable green space.
The magnificent Spectacle Gardens was officially renamed Colin Campbell Place. It’s a tribute to the late gardening legend who lobbied two state governments to have the disused railway yards transformed into a world-class garden.
Enjoy meandering through the winding path ways of this garden lovers paradise with an ever changing seasonal display of blooms. The Spectacle Garden at Colin Campbell Place in Brisbane city displays a vivid array of colour all year and includes a collection of flowers, herbs, water features and art works. You might even be greeted by one of our resident Water Dragons.
Visitors will see here a collection of most colorful, a unique flowering and foliage plants selected from throughout the sub-tropical world displayed in a series of specialized theme gardens.
As I was leaving the park, I was surprised to see a big bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Parkland. It was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 16 November, 2014.