Memorial plants pride in hearts
The entrance to New Farm Park will bloom in a rainbow of colours in time for Brisbane Pride Fair Day this September, as a touching tribute to those who have passed away.
On Saturday, August 5, Brisbane Pride held a ceremony for the Annual Memorial Garden in New Farm Park.
President of Brisbane Pride Incorporated, James McCarthy, said: “The Memorial Garden is a special day of remembrance.”
“For those attending it represents a celebration of partners, friends, lost loves, and family members – people we have loved and who are no longer with us.
“In just a few short weeks we’ll see a vibrant and colourful garden, a truly glowing tribute to the lost members of our community.”
While the Annual Brisbane Pride Fair Day is now held at Musgrave Park, organisers traditionally timed the planting of the garden with September’s Pride Fair Day in mind.
The garden will blossom into full bloom at that time.
Brisbane City Council made the prominent location at the Sydney Street entrance to New Farm Park available for the garden, and Councillor for Central Ward Vicki Howard attended on the day.