When can I see the trees?

Jacaranda season is surprisingly brief, which only makes the experience more rare and memorable. Generally speaking, the purple blossoms start to show themselves in early-to-mid October.

The second half of October sees the Jacaranda-lined streets and parks of Grafton look like something out of a dream, with the trees in full bloom. By mid November, the roads and footpaths are carpeted in fallen purple blossoms as the Jacarandas prepare to don their lighter, green summer outfits. Seeing as Nature ultimately makes the call on such matters as blooming and blossoming, we consulted widely with Nature to identify the season as accurately as possible. After speaking with a number of magpies, possums, and hugging several Jacarandas along Jacaranda Avenue, we are declaring 21 October to 10 November as Grafton’s ‘Official’ Jacaranda 2017 season.

Where are the trees?

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