Community comes together to create bloomin' good hanging basket display

08 September 2015

Spring has well and truly sprung at Cobb+Co Museum with a spectacular hanging basket display created by the Toowoomba community.

Over 50 hanging baskets adorn the Museum’s Show Ring for visitors to view during Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Local artisans and gardeners, as well as school children and aged care residents have helped the Museum put its own twist on the Carnival festivities. From elaborately crafted artisan design, to bright and colourful floral and edible creations, the display is delightfully diverse.

Even the 50 plus hooks to hang and display the baskets in the Museum show ring were specially crafted at the Cobb+Co Museum by blacksmith and Museum volunteer Kim McNamara. 

The Museum partnered with Yates to ensure participants got off to a good start by providing hanging baskets, potting mix and top tips. They have also generously donated 1,000 packets of Dianthus Double Pinks seeds for visitors to Cobb’s Coffee Shop during Carnival (limit one per visitor).

The hanging baskets will be on display at Cobb+Co Museum daily during Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers from 18-27 September, 10am-4pm. Find out more at

Cobb+Co Museum, part of the Queensland Museum Network, located in Lindsay Street, Toowoomba. The Museum is open daily 10am – 4pm, except Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day. Thanks to Toowoomba Regional Council; entry is free to all council residents on presentation of proof of address.

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