IT IS official - the 2011 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has been rated the best ever.

Over the past three days, Toowoomba was blessed with glorious spring weather and the crowds poured into the Garden City in record numbers.

Toowoomba Regional Council tourism, events and parks services, Councillor Joe Ramia, said the sun-soaked days played a vital role in making this year's festivities one to remember.

"Simply put, it was a cracking Carnival weekend. It was one if not the best ever staged," Cr Ramia said.

With record crowds lining the streets for the Grand Central Floral Parade, Cr Ramia said the buzz around the city was electric.

"The Grand Central Floral Parade was just magnificent. I have never seen so many people lining the streets and everyone I spoke to had thoroughly enjoyed themselves," Cr Ramia said.

With Toowoomba firmly entrenched as Australia's premier "Garden City", Cr Ramia said everyone involved should feel proud of their achievements.

"This year's Carnival definitely produced that wow factor," Cr Ramia said.



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Wildest costumes at Splendour

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Automated vehicle trial to be announced for Coffs Harbour

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