29 September 2010

Goodna's famous Jacarandas are blooming early in 2010

PIC: The Jacaranda trees are
flowering early at Goodna

Goodna's famous Jacaranda trees are blooming early for the 2010 Jacaranda Festival.

The original trees on Brisbane Terrace were planted by work gangs during the Great Depression in 1932.

The 78 year old Jacarandas near the Goodna Aquatic Centre on Brisbane Terrace have just started flowering.

But the best floral display of the purple blooms is at the Evan Marginson Park at Woogaroo St Goodna opposite the Goodna RSL Services Club.

Local Councillor Paul Tully said it was unusual for the Jacarandas to bloom in September.

"Traditionally, Jacarandas bloom in November at a time when university students are inspired to study for their end of year exams."

Cr Tully said the September flowering was a good sign for the Jacaranda Festival at the end of October.

He said the Jacarandas along Woogaroo St Goodna were floodlit at night which provided a spectacular display of purple and green lighting effects.

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