At Alford Grove, nature takes centre stage, weaving seamlessly into the fabric of our community. From walkable streets to meticulously planned landscaping, open parklands, and five kilometres of hiking and bike paths, Alford Grove is designed to offer a lifestyle harmoniously defined by the beauty of the natural world.
A canopy of comfort
One of the distinctive features of Alford Grove lies in its abundant tree coverage, strategically positioned to offer not just visual appeal but a host of tangible benefits for our residents. The carefully selected Queensland Bottle Trees and Illawarra Flame Trees form a natural canopy that plays a pivotal role in regulating temperatures within the community.
In the humid subtropical climate of Toowoomba, these trees provide a precious shade, imparting a cooling effect that significantly enhances the overall comfort of our residents. Beyond the aesthetic charm, Alford Grove's greenery becomes a sanctuary of shade, creating inviting spaces where residents can escape the heat, fostering a cooler and more enjoyable living environment.
Distinctive tree species
Our commitment to the environment is reflected in the choice of tree species adorning Alford Grove. The landscape will boast the majestic Queensland Bottle Tree, a native species celebrated for its drought tolerance and distinctive swollen trunks that store water—a testament to resilience in the face of changing seasons.
Complementing the Queensland Bottle Tree, the Illawarra Flame Tree adds a burst of colour with its impressive clusters of red bell-shaped flowers. Picture this: at the end of each street, two regal Bottle Trees stand tall, encircled by three Illawarra Flame Trees—a spectacular greeting for residents and visitors alike.
Throughout the masterplan you’ll find 31 subspecies of native shrubs further enhancing your connection with nature.
A haven for biodiversity
Beyond their aesthetic appeal, these native trees play a crucial role in fostering biodiversity. The Queensland Bottle Tree attracts a lively ensemble of Rainbow Lorikeets, Noisy Miners, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Figbirds, and Olive-backed Orioles—transforming Alford Grove into a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.
Moreover, the vibrant blooms of the Illawarra Flame Tree attract a myriad of Australian native insects, including bees, butterflies, and beetles. In every leaf and petal, a thriving ecosystem unfolds, creating a harmonious balance between flora and fauna.