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Looking to find that unique Christmas gift ???   At any time of year!   Welcome to our centre...

 

Hillcrest Nursery Wins Queensland's Top Award

Hillcrest Nursery recently won the 2009 Nursery and Garden Industry Award for the Best Small Garden Centre.

Located right next door to the Cuckoo and Grandfather Clock Centre, Hillcrest Nursery has only just been established for twelve months.

Owner Tracey Wegner has worked tirelessly to present such a beautiful and tranquil display. The setting can be enjoyed by all and makes a wonderful spot to sit and relax over a cuppa.

It is an inspiration to Tracey, especially with the shortage of water in our area. Many customers now have their own rainwater tanks and this has enabled Hillcrest Nursery to thrive under such difficult conditions.

Toowoomba's dam levels are down to 9.2% so please don't waste our water if visiting the area!

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Hillcrest Nursery Entrance next to the Cuckoo and Grandfather clock Centre

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What else might you see at Black Forest Hill?
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Lead light lamps
Lamps carved from wood
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Wood carvings
More 'intricate' wood carvings
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Traditional German Christmas Pyramids
Bells and Steins
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Our range of Loccitane Skin and Home Care Products
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Lots of Bavarian Crystal

Our fabulous range of quality Austrian linen

Who else might you see at Black Forest Hill?
It was a relatively overcast morning when the Year 6 and 7 children from Geham State School came to visit our centre. Led by their German teacher, Bianca they had walked almost three kilometres along the side of the busy New England Highway. They had come to visit and learn all about the history of Cuckoo Clocks.
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A very attentive and interested class learning all about the making of cuckoo clocks
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Listening to the sounds of the magnifent Drehorgel. This pipe organ manually operates by turning a large handle which winds a paper roll with holes in it. Different tunes may be played by inserting different paper rolls.
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Ready for the walk home! The children thanked us for their wonderful visit. We were most happy to accommodate them and sure appreciated their interest and excellent behaviour.

If your school would like to visit sometime, please contact us to make your arrangements

A true story...

Undoubtedly the best part of the job working at Black Forest Hill is meeting the wonderful people from all over this great world. A recent occasion will remain in our memories for a long long time. Visitors from all corners of Australia came to Toowoomba for our Annual Carnival of Flowers Event. Many people were elderly and usually book group bus tours and accommodation.

One lovely couple came all the way from Cessnock in NSW. They arrived at our shop by bus and instantly fell in love with a beautiful Grandfather Clock. So much so, that they paid a deposit and said they would arrange the remainder when they returned home. They hadn't planned to purchase a clock and didn't bring a lot of money with them.

The next morning the lady rang to say, "Please pack our Grandfather Clock into a carton, we will now be taking it home on the bus with us. We will be out this afternoon to collect it." The clock was promptly packed and ready for the couple when they returned.

At 4.30pm the bus arrived and we set about finalizing the payment before loading the clock. Up walked the Bus Driver and said, "I will be paying the balance for the clock, the owners can sort out payment when we return to Cessnock." What a true gentleman! He obviously loves his job and enjoys helping others. He saved the couple paying extra freight charges and even insisted he would set the clock up for them when they arrived home.

 

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Who said we can't fit a Grandfather Clock into a bus!
All aboard for Singleton and Cessnock!

'Pirates ' capture gold coins for breast cancer

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Decked out in their pirate regalia, Janine Maughan and Kate Jordan serve Joshua Rich.

PIRACY of the best kind is alive and well not too far from the heart of Toowoomba.

Staff at Black Forest Hill Grandfather and Cuckoo Clock Centre were celebrating 'International Talk like a Pirate Day' by asking patrons to 'Surrender the

Booty' of a gold coin donation to support Breast Cancer Awareness.

Pirates and clocks are an unusual comination but proved and interesting way to celebrate the start of Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers, and to mark the shop's Great Carnival Sale.

 

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Like many people we all know someone who has suffered from this dreadful disease. Black Forest Hill has nominated the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign as our charity and regularly supports the foundation.
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We have printed merchandise and other goods donated for sale. All proceeds funding research for prevention and cure.
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Kate and Robyn ready to serve you - even the wrapping paper is pink!

 

A warm welcome to our Clockmaker/ Watchmaker August 2007 - Courtesy of the Toowoomba Chronicle

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Four Months Later...

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Looking for special gift ideas???

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This clock had the glass specially engraved and looked magnificent

 

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