The Roma Street Parkland has provided an escape from the city for almost 20 years and with spring just around the corner, the gardens are looking better than ever.
Paul Hoffmann is the Roma Street Parkland Operations Manager. His team members have been giving their green thumbs a good workout over the last couple of months, prepping for what is no doubt the best time of year for garden-lovers.
The best way to see the park is on a free tour run by the park volunteers that leaves from the Roma Street Parkland Information Booth in The Hub at 11am and 1pm daily. The free guided walks are dependent on volunteer availability, so they recommend calling the team on 1300 137 468 before arriving, to make sure there is a tour running.
Plant-lovers aren’t the only people being catered to here: Music-lovers will appreciate the return of The Sound Society’s free live music program. There are performances once a month through to the end of 2019 – with the next one scheduled for Sunday, September 8. The concerts are held around lunchtime, so picnic blankets, baskets and dancing shoes are a must.
Sound Society schedule:
Sunday 8 September 2019, 11am – 2pm – Dan Ford Quintet at Banyan Lawn
Sunday 6 October 2019, 11am – 2pm – Pending? at Banyan Lawn
Sunday 3 November 2019, 11am – 2pm – Gustava Cereijo – Suavito 6-piece band at the Amphitheatre
Sunday 8 December 2019, 11am – 2pm – The Gypsy Cats at Banyan Lawn
As if that isn’t enough action, there’s even more free fun planned for the spring school holidays with the Kids Collective activity program.
Kids Collective is Roma Street Parkland’s free kids activity program and is run every school holidays. It offers youngsters the chance to unleash their creativity, develop skills in sports, drama, gardening and more, plus meet some new friends. These fun and engaging activities change regularly and are suitable for school-aged children (from 5 years up to the age of 12), depending on the class.