Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

16 Oct 2015

To celebrate the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, alumni and friends of The University of Queensland enjoyed a high tea amongst the gardens of Boyce Estate.

More than 60 people attended the event, taking the chance to connect with their fellow graduates and learn more about the heritage listed site, owned by UQ.

The garden was developed by Leslie and Margaret Boyce over their lifetime, and left in trust to the University of Queensland in 1969.

Daryl Mears, the Estate Supervisor, guided alumni through the garden showcasing the estate’s native plant conservation and biodiversity. 

Mr Mears has been the caretaker of the gardens for 40 years, initially working for Dr and Mrs Boyce.

“Even as time goes on, I like to keep the gardens as the Boyce family would’ve wanted them,” Mr Mears said. 

In leaving the gardens to UQ, Dr and Mrs Boyce’s estate will continue to engage and educate the community for generations to come.