USQ senior groundsman Neville Oxford prepares for the Better Homes and Gardens visit.
USQ senior groundsman Neville Oxford prepares for the Better Homes and Gardens visit.

TV gardening show to feature USQ's Japanese Garden

TELEVISION presenter Graham Ross has seen some of the world's most amazing gardens and has chosen the University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba's Japanese Garden as his next stop.

The Better Homes and Garden team is scheduled to visit the Garden City this weekend to film an upcoming episode of the national television program.

USQ Senior Groundsman Neville Oxford said the show plans to showcase one of Australia's largest and most traditionally designed Japanese stroll gardens.

"The Japanese Garden is one of the most peaceful and beautiful locations in Toowoomba," Mr Oxford said.

"The garden holds a special place in the heart of the University and the greater community.

"Whether it is for a picnic or a wedding, the Japanese Garden is utilised and loved by locals."

Mr Oxford said he was looking forward to sharing the garden with a larger audience.

"This is a chance for the rest of Australia to experience the stream and waterfall, Dry Garden, central lake, three kilometres of paths, and 230 species of Japanese and Australian native trees and plants.

"Hopefully prospective students will see this and be encouraged to visit or study at the University."

The Japanese Garden attracts more than 100, 000 visitors each year.
 


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