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Celebrate Ipswich’s jacarandas with drinks, ice-cream and paint

Spring has sprung across Ipswich and our city’s beloved jacarandas are blossoming in all their beauty.

Now is the perfect time to explore Ipswich and check out specialty businesses and local favourites where you can experience a unique taste of our jacaranda season with purple food, drinks and more!

UB’s Milkbar

Grab a scoop of Ungermann Brothers’ signature lavender and honeycomb ice-cream, or get them to whip you up one of their special milkshake creations. The lavender milkshake is a sweet fragrant heaven.

4 Hearts Brewing

At the Pumpyard Bar and Brewery you can celebrate jacaranda season with The Queen Cocktail. It features gin, blue curacao, raspberry and lemonade.

Next door at Dovetails Restaurant they have created a special jacaranda inspired dish, the Congo Gnocchi with house made Congo potato (purple) gnocchi with basil pesto sauce and spinach.

The Queen Cocktail and Congo gnocchi are only available during October.

Moselles Cafe + Restaurant

Over at Moselles Cafe + Restaurant they have a pretty French toast they serve with a deep purple berry compote, fresh bananas, blueberries, vanilla ice cream and maple syrup. The perfect breakfast before you head off to view the jacarandas this season.

The Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail have come up with The Jacaranda Bloom cocktail to celebrate Ipswich’s purple haze, only available during October.

Sip ‘n’ Dip – Paint your own jacaranda with themed cocktails

Sip ‘n’ Dip have added a new class that includes painting a Jacaranda tree and sip on a purple jacaranda themed cocktail. The class will be held on October 15 from 5pm to 8pm at The Coffee Club, Springfield Orion and includes dinner and a drink as well as your guided art class and materials.

The Cottage

Head down to The Cottage Restaurant and grab a Southside Cocktail made with ink gin.

The Soul Nook Collective

The Soul Nook Collective have baked treats with a purple theme to celebrate the jacaranda season. Cupcakes, iced tea, slices and other yummy treats are available now until the last week of October.

There is no time more pretty than spring in Ipswich, when the jacaranda trees bloom and our city’s landscape is dotted with splashes of purple.

Celebrate spring in Ipswich with delicious purple delights, but make sure to check out the best places to view the flowers around our city that is awash with purple blossoms from October to November.

Here are some fantastic places to view jacarandas in bloom:

  • Timothy Moloney Park, Ipswich Central
  • Denmark Hill, Ipswich Central
  • Evan Marginson Park and Brisbane Terrace, Goodna

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