Australian Native Wildlife Reserve (ANWR)
Created to parallel Australian native bushland and acting as a haven for our native fauna. This area is left relatively undisturbed to preserve the natural habitat and has rocks and stumps available to encourage both reptiles and birds. There is a wide variety of native grasses used as well as the standard native plantings that are left to regenerate themselves. Students from the biology department use this area to study and learn.
Destined to be the heart of the Toowoobma campus community these gardens are currently in progress. They feature formal lawns with the middle featuring a Fig Tree (Ficuscarica) and surrounded by Golden Raintrees (Koelreuteria paniculata), Camelias, Japanese Maple (Acer Palmatum), Claret Ash (Fraxinus), Azaleas (Rhododendron-Belgian and Southern Indica Azaleas) and Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora). Shade trees dominate to accommodate student functions such as Open Days as well as the daily comings and goings of both staff and students.
Japanese Garden - Ju Raku En
Opened in 1989, the Japanese Gardens continue to evolve and has over 230 species of Japanese and Australian Native trees and plants. Springtime heralds the picturesque blooms of the flowering peach (Prunus Persica) and Cherry trees (Prunus x Yedoensis) and Autumn highlights the changing colours of the varied maple (Acer Palmatum) and Claret Ash (Fraxinus).