DUG the Gardener

He is unbearably cute, DUG the Gardener Tambo Teddy will be the star of the Show at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers’ first ever Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Picnic Point!

To be held on Saturday, 24 September and featuring interactive shows, fairy bread making, colouring-in stations, roving entertainment, sausage sizzle and of course a Teddy Bear Parade, this is one for the young, and the young at heart! Kids of all ages are encouraged to bring their own teddy bears to join in the fun and the event is free to attend!

Tambo Teddies will be attending with an extra special guest! We have created DUG the gardener as a tribute bear to the gardeners of Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. He is incredibly cute, decked out with a teddy bear ‘Akubra’ style hat, khaki bib overalls and a sweet green floral shirt 😊 ready for a day’s gardening.

DUG is a giveaway and will go home with one very lucky picnicker at the end of the Teddy Bears’ Picnic event. Everyone loves their teddy bears, and we want to see as many bears at the Teddy Bears’ Picnic as possible.

We have a great group of entertainers coming who will lead a Teddy Bear’s Parade and there will be prizes for the best-dressed bears. We will also have a Tambo Teddies Roll Call and are hoping to see many of our old friends at the picnic. As you know,  Tambo Teddies all have individual numbers and names, and we will be registering all the Tambo Teddies who come to the picnic for a roll call on the day.

So much work goes into the gardens for Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. The team plants 190,000 bulbs and seedlings so we really needed to acknowledge and pay tribute to that enormous body of work. We asked Josie, who makes specialty outfits for our bears, for a set of overalls, nothing better for gardening and DUG was born.

Come along and join in the fun!

WHAT: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers’ Teddy Bears’ Picnic

WHEN: Saturday 24 September

TIME: 8-11.30am

LOCATION: Picnic Point, Heller Park via Rowbotham St